Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Know A Signee: Taikwon Paige

  • Four star junior college cornerback on Rivals. Ranked the 25th best JUCO player in the nation by Rivals. Three star cornerback on Scout.
  • Aiken, South Carolina (Aiken High School) and Milledgeville, Georgia (Georgia Military College).
  • Born: July 2, 1988
  • Committed: 2/3/2009
  • 5'10", 175 lbs, 4.4 sec 40 yard dash
  • 2008 stats: racked up approximately 20 tackles as a sophomore at GMC. 2007 stats: had over 40 tackles and six interceptions as a freshman.
  • Played in the 2006 Shrine Bowl. Was named all region and all state as a junior and senior in high school. He was also one of twenty five seniors named to the 2006 Palmetto Champions All-Stars by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association.
  • Had offers from Auburn. Oklahoma State, East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Minnestoa, Ball State, Kansas State, UAB, Western Michigan and Rutgers.
  • Took official visits to Auburn, Minnesota and Louisiana Tech.
  • Originally signed with UNC out of high school. Was a track star in high school. Was named his team's most valuable runner as a junior. Placed seventh in the 100 meters and sixth in the 200 meters in the 2006 State qualifiers before suffering an injury before state.
  • Did not qualify and will remain at junior college. He ended up one class short and may show up to Auburn in January.

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