2021 5-star DT Page visits UM for Paradise, earns offer

2021 5-star DT Page visits UM for Paradise, earns offer

Stefan Adams
The Miami Hurricanes got the top prospect in North Carolina for the 2021 class on campus recently when Dudley 5-star DT Payton Page visited UM for Paradise Camp.

“Well, it was just another blessed experience,” Page said of UM. “What stood out was how they have a lot of fun there.”

The 6-4 315 pound prospect was already planning to be in Miami on vacation that weekend with his family, and the Miami coaching staff convinced them to spend a day in Coral Gables.

“My parents, they loved the environment at Miami,” Page said.

After spending Saturday at UM, Page called the coaches on Sunday morning and found out he had a Miami offer.

“I felt great and I’m just thankful that the University of Miami believes in my abilities,” Page said. “Sean Taylor has always been one of my favorite players.”

Although he didn’t participate in the competitive portion of the camp itself and didn’t get any 1-on-1 time with any of the former Miami players that were there, Page says he has interacted with a Miami legend before and they talked about what it was like at the U.

“I did meet Ed Reed in the past,” Page said. “Basically, he told me how he had a lot of fun at Miami, but you also got to hang out with right people.”

Page says the Miami staff told him that they see him as a 3-tech on the defensive line. But, obviously, the Canes are not the only prominent school trying to secure Page’s services. He lists over 30 offers thus far, with some of the notable schools including Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, and Oklahoma among others.

In the fall, Page plans to release a top list of double-digit schools, although he preferred to keep to himself which schools are standing out to him as of now. This spring, the talented interior lineman has visited UNC multiple times, along with Clemson and Alabama. He also visited Tennessee last weekend after the dead period ended.

As a sophomore at Dudley, Page totaled 80 tackles, 26 TFL, and 10 sacks in 2018.

“My strengths are my hand technique and my quickness off the snap,” Page said. “I’m a pass rusher, that’s what I do.”


Comments (10)

Nothing better than getting big-time national DTs to visit.

I think we had this kid, 1 or 2 from NJ plus the kid from La here for the Paradise camp (from the '21 class).

Get it done on the field, and we'll get one of them. And Taylor.
Thank you for the update and I love the content.

TIFWIW, but there is a misplaced modifier in the third to last paragraph. Instead of "In the fall, Page plans to release a top list of double-digit schools," the sentence reads a bit more clear as "In the fall, Page plans to release a double-digit list of top schools." Apologize if this is coming off d!ckish, but it distracted me for a second or two and I figured you would appreciate the constructive feedback.
No he won't, who are you kidding? We know what he meant.
No he won't, who are you kidding? We know what he meant.

You are on here defending a grown man against a fairly tame and constructive criticism of one sentence of an online publication. Who are you kidding?
Engages and sheds like a beast he gets his hands on you OMG.

He knows his purpose " I RUSH THE PASSER THAT'S WHAT I DO" wow factor here.

Three and out player to NFL just to dominant for Div.I this dude is close to NFL ready as anyone out there.

Dudley is a football factory HS....Almost as good as Wake Forest HS. Our coaches should come to Wake Forest HS as well, plenty of D-1 talent at that school.
I am shocked that we offered this kid, because he didn't work out for the coaches. The Gaytors won't give an offer to a blue-chip recruit unless he works out for the coaches. At least, that's what Gaytor fans claim...
Stroud seems to be carrying the torch well for Simpson. And we know DTs love Manny's attacking style scheme. So as long as we keep the relationship going, we have a chance for any kid who takes the time to visit Miami during Paradise Camp on his own dime.

We play UNC in Chapel Hill on the 7th. Hope Page goes to that game and watches us wipe the floor with Mack Brown's JAGs.