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January 8, 2011
Marcus Paige decides
Marcus Paige has made his college decision. The Class of 2012 prospect from Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa, has verbally committed to head coach Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels.Four-star point guard
"I would like to thank all of the coaches across the country who have taken the time to recruit me to be a part of their basketball program," Paige said in a press release today. "The recruiting process has been exciting for me and my family."
"At this time I would like to announce that I have accepted a scholarship offer from Coach Roy Williams to continue my career as a student athlete at the University of North Carolina."
"The decision process has been difficult and the deciding factors for me include the great relationship I have developed with Coach Williams and his staff, the history and tradition of North Carolina basketball, and having the opportunity to play for a national championship."
Rivals.com currently ranks Paige as the No. 37 prospect in the nation in the Class of 2012. The four-star recruit chose North Carolina over scholarship offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Clemson, Virginia, and Minnesota, among others.