The fall evaluation period has been off and running for a few days now and the class of 2012's 37th ranked player Marcus Paige is proving to be a popular guy.
The six-foot point guard from Marion (Iowa) Linn-Mar has hosted quite a list of visitors in just a couple of days.
"On Thursday Johnny Dawkins from Staford, Tony Bennett from Virginia, Bruce Weber from Illinois and the entire Iowa staff came by," Paige told Rivals.com. "This morning Roy Williams came by my school at about 745 in the morning and Tubby Smith was there too. We have open gym tonight and I think coach Brownell from Clemson will be there and Notre Dame and Kansas too. It's pretty exciting."
Among the others that Paige is expecting visits from are UCLA, Wisconsin and Iowa State so things have been interesting.
Known in the Midwest prior to last spring and summer, Paige busted out on the national scene while playing with the Martin Brothers Attack and at places like the NBPA Camp.
"I think I played pretty well," Paige told Rivals.com "I think I played better in the spring than during the summer and I still think I had a good summer."
Paige has demonstrated the game of a pure point guard in a class that lacks for them and coaches have been pointing it out.
"A lot of them tell me that it's hard to find a point guard who plays the game similarly to how I do," said Paige. "They like pure point guards and they like me because of that."
With offers from everybody on his list but North Carolina, UCLA and Stanford, Paige has his pick of several high level programs. He was in Iowa City over the weekend, will check out Kansas for Late Night and also plans to visit Illinois prior to the start of his junior season.
As for a decision, though, he's in no rush and is simply taking his time.
"I talked to my high school coach about this today," said Paige. "I'm not going to narrow the list down yet and I'll probably wait until just before next AAU season. I'd like to have my decision done before my next year of high school."