Bowl Paige-ing Receiver

STERLINGTON, LA. – Ahmad Paige of Sterlington has been named a 2007 U.S. Army All-American. He is the second athlete from the state of Louisiana to be selected to the WEST Squad. Ahmad Paige and Luther Davis (West Monroe) will join a group of extraordinary student-athletes selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

This classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 Noon (CST) and will feature the nation's top 80 high school football athletes.

Ahmad Paige is a standout wide receiver at Sterlington High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and then ultimately selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The committee consists of Scout.com, Tom Lemming, and SportsLink. Paige is a five-star prospect, rated as the number four wide receiver in the country, and is a member of the Scout.com National 100 team.

"Paige is a playmaker with exceptional speed, speed and concentration skills," said Jeremy Patterson, Southwest recruiting analyst for Scout.com "He is a strong competitor over-the-middle and can turn short plays into long gains due to his eye-popping acceleration."

"Ahmad Paige might be the most explosive wide receiver in the entire nation," said Garrett Shea, Director of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. "With his tremendous athleticism, he is able to out-jump and outrun any defender. In addition, he runs routes well and shows great ability to get open. With a decent quarterback, he should be able to get great production, and excel at the next level. Ahmad Paige is a great all-around athlete and the Bowl is proud to have him join the U.S. Army All-American class of 2007."

Paige made a commitment to Florida State in September but has vists scheduled to Tennessee, USC, Florida, and visited Georgia last weekend.

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