Darrin Paulo might be 6-foot-5 and 344 pounds but the Sacramento (Calif.) Grant offensive lineman is quiet, reserved and so he doesn't say much about his recruitment.
What he's thinking, where's he leaning and which school might land his services are all questions that remain unanswered.
Sacramento (Calif.) Grant defensive coordinator Reginald Harris said Paulo is finishing up track season and then will take a serious look at his recruitment. It's still too early to name favorites but a major offer from USC just came through. That could play a major factor moving forward.
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"USC has offered, UCLA has offered him, Wisconsin offered him and Washington State offered him," Harris said. "Those are the main ones.
"USC has been on him pretty hard. According to one of the coaches, the quote was he's his No. 1 pick. That's what he told me."
Paulo, one of the best-looking recruits at the RCS Northern California, has plenty of options whether it's going to UCLA or playing in the Big 10 at Wisconsin. USC is playing a factor early in his recruitment and his brother plays at Washington State.
The Cougars might have an edge because of his brother but Harris said Paulo will wrap up track season - possibly a run at states - and then get involved more in the recruiting process. This offseason could be important to figure out what he likes most.
"He's open," Harris said. "He's a shy young man and he's very humble. He's just taking it in and managing it. He's not being put into a situation where he's overwhelmed. He's methodically handling his conversations with all these coaches.
"He just wants to finish track right now and he's focused on going to states for that. He's going to figure things out after track."