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Pauu to take visits before decision

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Butch Pauu is up to five offers but it's still too early for the Anaheim (Calif.) Servite inside linebacker to name any favorites until he takes some visits.
Pauu, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound prospect, has offers from BYU, Washington, Iowa State, Nebraska and Colorado and said he plans to narrow his list to three programs over the next couple months. Then he will take three official visits before making his college decision.
"Right now I'm sort of open," Pauu said during a 7-on-7 tournament this past weekend in Redondo Beach, Calif.
"I want to visit all the schools before I pick my top three schools and then take my official visits. We don't know what we're going to do this summer yet."
Getting out to the campuses that have offered is crucial to Pauu, who said he can have an idea about a place from a distance that might be reinforced or totally changed once he gets to the school.
That's why it's important for him to take trips to see exactly what works for him. No favorites have emerged yet.
"For me it's really important because you can't have a really good mindset on the schools yet until you get out and see them," Pauu said. "That could change my whole perspective on the entire thing so that's why I want to visit.
"Location doesn't matter to me. A free education anywhere is a great opportunity so I don't care where it is."
Pauu, whose father played college football at San Jose State, said he plans to attend camps at Stanford, BYU and UCLA this summer.
Oregon, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Oregon State are four other programs that have been showing interest but haven't offered yet.
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