Marcus Paige wrote about the thrill of being All-America:
"I was on Twitter yesterday when I first found out I’d been selected to the Sporting News All-America second team. I didn’t know if it was true or not, so I asked Matt Bowers, our sports information director.
The first person I contacted was my sister, Morgan. I texted her and said, “I think there’s a chance my jersey might be going in the rafters. This might be the best day of my life.” Then I called my dad. He was so excited. He told me how proud he was, but he also told me we have a lot left to do-both as a team and as an individual.
A little while later, I talked to Eric Hoots and Coach Williams about it, and it was Coach Williams who told me the selection qualified me to get my jersey in the rafters.”