If you've watched recently uploaded video clips of Manlius (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy quarterback Greg Paulus, you may be asking yourself a couple of questions. Is he the best quarterback in the nation and why is he playing basketball for Duke instead of football for a BCS power? The answers to both questions have yet to be determined.
Paulus, who committed to Duke to play hoops back in September, has been the best football player in New York State since his sophomore season. However, he's also been one of the best basketball players over the same span which led him to a decision none of us ever have to worry about -- hoops or football at the D-I level. For now, it's still hoops.
"Greg can't sign with anyone until this upcoming Fall so he's still weighing his options," said Mike Paulus, Greg's younger brother and backup quarterback on the Christian Brothers team. "He's still thinking about playing football, but right now basketball is his favorite and he's committed to Duke."
That doesn't mean than many other schools haven't stopped recruiting Paulus for both basketball and football. In fact, he has more than 70 scholarship offers between the two sports.
"I think that's why he wanted to decide early, because things can get crazy," said his younger brother, who is also a budding football and hoops star at 6-foot-5. "But I think things will be crazy for Greg until he can actually sign a letter, whether it be basketball or football. Like I said, he's still considering football at Duke and probably other places, but he's laying low about it right now."
Paulus has offers from schools like Notre Dame, Miami, Syracuse, Florida and Michigan in football and basketball, but he's already been through the recruiting process for basketball and football could get even crazier.
"We'll see if he wants to go through it or not." his brother said.
In the meantime, watch out for his younger brother, who is already four inches taller than Greg and should be Christian Brothers starting quarterback after next season. Which sport does he favor?
"I like basketball better as well," he said. "I've been playing it a lot longer. I'm just starting to like football, but I have plenty of time to make that decision if I need to."