"I loved it," he said when asked about camping with the Cougars over the weekend. "I got in Friday, chilled, went to the mall, and the camp was yesterday.
"I ran a 4.4 (which he has done consistently at National Underclassmen Combine events this year). I did one-on-one drills. It's the second time I've been to the campus. The first was a Junior Day for those who had offers or were already committed."
Gage was primarily recruited by Coach Brandon Middleton, who has scoured Louisiana for talent in his first year on the job.
"Coach (Tony) Levine and Coach Middleton showed me love," continued Gage. "They and the offensive coordinator, Coach (Mike) Nesbitt, are really good people.
"I talked to Trevon Stewart ('12 Houston signee from Louisiana) and asked him if he loved it, and he said he loved it. He's playing cornerback. I saw Tevin Horton ('13 John Curtis RB), Jestin Kelly ('13 Port Allen LB), Brian Walker ('13 Sulphur RB/WR) and two guys from Shreveport at the camp. I didn't get the names of the guys from Shreveport. One of them has a couple of offers. I talked to Walker; he has one or two offers."
All of those prospects traveled from Louisiana to Houston for camp. Kelly is Gage's former teammate at Redemptorist, a Class 2A Catholic school in north Baton Rouge.
Walker starred at the NUC 5-Star Showcase earlier this year at Zachary High School, which is Gage's new home.
"It's going well," said Gage of making the move from Redemptorist to Zachary, the latter a Class 5A public school located a few miles north of Baton Rouge. "I talked to Coach (Neil) Weiner at Zachary before I left for camp."
Gage will join the Louisiana Bootleggers Elite 7-on-7 team in a national tourney in either Florida or New York later this summer.
He might return to Houston next month on the 22nd for the Cougars' second camp.