The total scholarship offers for this blue chip athlete has now reached a lucky 13. He has picked up three more in the past few days.
“Michigan State, Purdue and Indiana,” Will Paul said about his new offers. “That is now 13.”
Who would your top five be today?
“Nebraska, Illinois, Oregon, Wisconsin," the 6-foot-4, 254 pound Paul said. "That is four for sure. I can’t put down the other one.”
Nebraska wants him for either tight end or defensive end. Oregon wants him as a fullback. Illinois wants him for defensive end. It is tight end or defensive end for Wisconsin.
That is not the end of positions, that he is being recruited to play in college.
“Purdue wants me to play inside linebacker,” Paul said. “I’m being recruited for four positions right now.”
Paul, who is from St. Louis (Mo.) Parkway West will be attending summer camps at LSU and Michigan. Those two schools have not made offers yet.
Paul has a 40-yard dash time of 4.59 seconds and he possesses good strength too. His maximum bench press is 320 pounds and his maximum squat is 540 pounds.
Paul’s statistics have to be categorized into four areas of play.
While playing tight end he ended up with 289 yards on 25 receptions, four touchdowns.
He added another 155 yards on 29 carries and three more touchdowns while playing fullback.
He averaged “about 37 or 38 yards” per punt last season.
On defense he had 60 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and five sacks last season. As a sophomore while playing linebacker, he ended up with 120 tackles (76 being solo tackles).
He was named first team all-conference for three positions, tight end, defensive end and punter as a junior. He made all-metro as a tight end. One publication has him rated as one of the top juniors in the St. Louis area for this coming season.