With the regular season concluded, offensive tackle Zacchaeus Page (Tyler, Texas/Robert E. Lee) has shifted his focus on trying to find a college home. He’s worked on upgrading his highlight tape, and he’s done his part in making the weight room a second home.
Page, a 6-foot-4, 279-pound lineman, has offers from Louisiana Tech and Stephen F. Austin, but he’s hoping to improve his stock. He was a first-team, all-district lineman as a junior, and he’s expecting to have similar accolades when this year’s all-district list is released.
“I’m trying to get more involved with it now,” Page said of the recruiting process. “I’m always in the weight room now. I’m trying to get as strong as I can. I just want to be at a program that has a style of play I can relate to. I like to run block and also pass block. I want to go to a team that does everything to win games.”
Page, who mentioned his quickness and athleticism as his strong points on the field, was a part of a Lee team that struggled through the season. The Raiders were 1-9, but Page said seasons like that do one of two things – they make a player quit or they help to build character for future endeavors.
He’s hoping to mentally be prepared for a better season on the college level.
“No matter what adversities are thrown at you, you’ve got to play for pride and character,” Page said. “You’ve got to keep fighting, no matter what.”
Page said he doesn’t have any visits set up, but he’s hoping to visit the schools that have offered scholarships to him.