Jayhawks Add Neal Page To 2012 Signing Class
Feb. 27, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Dominant defensive end Neal Page of Birmingham, Mich., chose to play football at the University of Kansas, signing with the Jayhawks and head coach Charlie Weis. Page, who prepped at Seaholm High School, is the 19th player to sign with KU in the February signing period, in addition to three January transfers, pushing Weis’ first class haul to a total of 22 athletes.
A three-year starter at defensive end at Seaholm, Page set the all-time records at the school in tackles for a loss, tackles by a defensive lineman and most quarterback pressures. He finished his outstanding prep career ranked third in school history with 20.5 sacks on his way to receiving All-Area honors. Page was also named a First Team All-OAA (Oakland Activities Association) selection following his senior season, after helping lead the Maples to the State Playoffs for the first time in six seasons and a 6-4 overall mark.
Page, who was twice named a team captain at Seaholm, chose the Jayhawks over interest from Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Illinois.
Page is one of five defensive linemen to sign with KU during the February 2012 signing period. He joins fellow high school signee Tyler Holmes (Sachse HS) and junior college linemen Ty McKinney (Trinity Valley CC), Keon Stowers (Georgia Military College) and Jordan Tavai (El Camino CC) in Weis’ first signing class.