FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln athlete Brandon Paul currently is focused on three programs as recruiting hits the home stretch for the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder.
"Recruiting is going good," he said. "Tennessee, Florida State and Auburn (are standing out)."
The Seminoles remain strong players for Paul.
"I've been a Florida State fan for a long time. They are right there in town and I know coach Kevin Steele's daughter.
"They have real good receivers, but they really didn't have anybody with any speed that could make a big play."
The way the Vols have been recruiting Paul has them near the top of his list.
"Tennessee has been on me from the start," Paul said. "They have been coming at me real hard. They want me to come in and start right off the bat."
He has the change to effect the game in a number of ways should he choose to head to Auburn.
"Auburn wants me to come in and play instantly on offense. They want me to play everywhere on offense, a little running back, a little receiver. They also want me to start right away on punt return and
Paul said that also could schedule an official visit to Clemson.
Currently, he's preparing for Thursday night's Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lockhart Stadium. Paul will play cornerback for the East squad and is in a four-man rotation with Ohio State commit James Scott of Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze, Miami (Fla.) commit Doug Wiggins of North Miami Beach (Fla.) and Virginia Tech commit Cris Hill of Highland Springs (Va.).
"It's been going good," he said. "I've been meeting a lot of the players. I get to see a lot of them that I've been seeing on the Internet."
Though he shined his senior year as an offensive player, he is adjusting to playing cornerback this week.
"It's going good," he said. "I played slot receiver in high school."
Paul is the No. 10 athlete in the country according to Rivals.com.