Manlius (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy quarterback Greg Paulus, who committed to Duke to play basketball last September, still has a big decision to make. Does he sign with Duke in November and give up two years of football or will he sign with Duke or someone else for football in February and play both sports?
"That's obviously one of the things we need to consider," said David Paulus, the father of the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder. "Greg is giving strong thought to football these days. He hasn't changed his mind yet and basketball is his first love, but he knows if he signs to play basketball he can't play football for two years."
So what will he do?
"It seems to make more sense to sign for football and play both if that's what he wants," said his father. "But we haven't decided anything yet. Greg has a lot of great football programs recruiting him like Miami, Syracuse, Notre Dame and others and Duke is as good as it gets for basketball, so we'll see what happens.
"Most people see him as both an NBA prospect and an NFL prospect, but we know he'll have to choose one sport eventually. Usually after a couple of years in college, players who play both settle into one. But playing both has worked for guys like Charlie Ward so it can be done."
Paulus, who threw for 2,800 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior, will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January, perhaps an early indication of his two-sport intentions in football. Stay tuned.