Boise State has had one of the most consistent programs in the country ever since their Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma. One of the key reasons they've been so successful is getting underrecruited talent to play on the blue turf. The Broncos have found another such prospect in JUCO corner Cleshawn Page out of L.A. Harbor College who committed during his official visit this past weekend.
"After I got there, they showed me the stadium and the facilities," Page recalled. "Pretty much, it was the same thing as any other trip. The thing I liked the most about it was the people there. The whole town. The coaching staff is great. I got a warm feeling the whole time I was there."
"My host was Donte Deayon, the freshman corner. I hung out with him and all the guys. All the DBs. They all told me the same thing. They loved the program. They felt like they've grown so much since they've been there too. Pretty much, all of the guys loved it. That was big for me, hearing what they said."
Maybe the biggest factor for Page was the coaching staff. He enjoyed his conversations with defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake as well as head coach Chris Petersen.
"Coach Lake has been there and coach Petersen," Page said. "I talked to both of them. Coach Peterson is just an honest guy. I got that feeling the whole time I was talking to him. They kept telling me I'm their guy. I'm going to come in during spring ball. It's pretty much teed up for me, man. I'm going to come in during spring ball and hit the ground running.
"After the visit and talking to the coaches, I just knew. I'm going Boise State, pretty much. I committed to Boise State. I told them I was coming there this coming spring. The coaches were all excited. Everybody was screaming. It was kind of funny."
Now that the speedy corner is ready to be a Bronco, he is focused on his goals when he arrives in January. He believes if he continues to work hard, the sky is the limit.
"I'm going to get my degree," Page said. "I'm going to get it in business. They have a great business program. They have a winning program that I want to contribute to. I'm going to come in, do my best, work hard, and take my shot at making the league (NFL). Get my two-year degree, and hopefully go to the league."