Tight end/defensive end Logan Paulsen (6-4, 219, 4.75) from West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade as seen his stock soar since Rivals.com first introduced the talented athlete to back in February shortly after signing day.
The talented Mr. Paulsen now has nine offers and if he doesn’t end his recruitment early that number is surely to grow.
Paulsen has offers from UCLA, Stanford, Washington State, Arizona, San Diego State, Duke, Syracuse, Boston College, and Colorado.
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Paulsen was recently spotted at a practice at UCLA and he was getting the red carpet treatment. He received plenty of attention from head coach Karl Dorrell and recruiting coordinator Don Johnson.
For a moment it looked like he was about to commit to UCLA on the spot.
“I came close,” Paulsen said. “I’m going think about it but UCLA probably leads at this time.”
“I want to make my decision before the seasons starts but that’s not set in stone,” Paulsen said. “I want to be focused for my senior season.”
“I want to attend a school that if things don’t go well in football, I will still get a great education,” Paulsen said. “If the situation is right for me to leave the state I will.”
“UCLA probably leads,” Paulsen said. “They have a great tradition for sports and academics.”
Paulsen recently was on the campus of Boston College.
“I felt comfortable there too,” Paulsen said. “It was a lot like this (UCLA).”
In an earlier interview with Chaminade coach Ben McEnroe had this to say about his talented two-way standout, “Logan is a freakishly good athlete. It is almost scary when you look at his raw potential. Logan is the best pure athlete we have.”
Paulsen also impressed Henry Bell of the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp.
“Logan has the nickname of Tarzan,” Bell said. “That’s because of his physique and his athletic ability.”
“Logan has great feet and catches everything thrown to him,” Bell said. “He can line up at tight end and you can run him as a tall wide receiver. He runs that well.”
“Logan is very athletic, he also runs the high hurdles in track,” Bell said. “He has great body control and I can’t say enough about his hands.”
“Another thing we liked about Logan is he’s very competitive,” Bell said. “He took a good shot from (linebacker) Reggie Carter and he didn’t back down.”
Rivals.com rates Paulsen as a three star prospect and is ranked as the nation’s number 13 prospect for the class of 2005. He is also member the Rivals.com Preseason California Top 100 team for the class of 2005 landing as the Golden State’s number 36 prospect at any position.