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One More Week

Ahmad Paige committed to Florida State early last fall and it didn't take long for him to start wavering. Despite his 'Nole commitment, the Louisiana wide-out decided he was still going to officially visit Tennessee, USC, Georgia and Florida. In early January, he still described himself as a "soft commit." Now, he's eliminated Florida State - leaving Florida, Tennessee and USC battling it out.

Four-star wide receiver Ahmad Paige (6-2, 165, 4.4) from Sterlington (La.) says he no longer considers himself committed to Florida State, not even a "soft commit" as he said he was a few weeks ago.

"It just wasn't for me," Paige said. "I didn't feel that comfortable with them anymore. They've had a lot of coaching changes and it just felt like I was being recruited by a totally different school. They just didn't seem to be after me as much as the others."

Paige says his final three are Florida, Tennessee and USC and he's visiting the Trojans next weekend (Feb. 2). "I like their style of play," Paige said. "I'm interested to check them out. They have a big name and a great offense. I can't wait to meet all the players and hang out with them."

In fact, Paige says that USC head coach Pete Carroll will be visiting his home this Thursday (Feb. 1). Florida head coach Urban Meyer will also be visiting Paige's house sometime this week.

"I like coach Meyer a lot," Paige said. "He's great. He's just a great guy overall. He's a winner. He has a good approach and I like what he's built at Florida. He thinks that I could be a big part of their success."

Paige also says he really like the coaches at Tennessee too. "I love their coaching staff," Paige said. "They are really committed to the team and they take care of their players. It's a great team atmosphere there. The produce great players every year and the receiver gets the ball a lot."

He visited the Vols on Oct. 21. Paige also tripped to Florida on Nov. 11 and Georgia on Oct. 7. He plans to announce his decision on Monday, Feb. 5. "I'll probably have a press conference at my high school," he said.

He reports a 2.5 core GPA/810 SAT/19 ACT.

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