Tight end/defensive end Logan Paulsen (6-5, 220, 4.65) from West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade has landed his first three offers. His first two were last week and added another this week. Paulsen is athletic enough to play a variety of positions. His potential is off the charts and colleges are beginning to take notice.
“Logan is getting a ton of interest,” Chaminade head coach Ben McEnroe said. “He’s getting a lot of big time looks.”
UCLA was his first offer, followed shortly by Colorado and Duke was earlier this week according to McEnroe.
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Notre Dame, Arizona, Oregon, Washington State and Stanford are also showing him a lot of interest and could offer any day.
“Some schools are recruiting me as a tight end,” Paulsen said. “While other schools like me as a defensive end.”
“UCLA is looking at me as tight end,” Paulsen said. “Arizona likes me more as a defensive end according to my coach. Colorado is looking more at me as an athlete with the edge going to tight end.”
“When I first got my UCLA offer it felt like Christmas,” Paulsen said. “I thought it was a joke.”
“When Colorado’s offer came through it was just as good,” Paulsen said. “It reaffirmed me and helped my confidence that I can play college football.”
“I want to see how my recruitment develops before I make up my mind,” Paulsen said. “I want to keep my options open and make the right decision.”
“I went to Stanford’s junior day on Sunday, the day after the NIKE Camp,” Paulsen said. “It was very nice. They treated me good and the campus was real nice.”
Paulsen was brought to the attention of Rivals.com early in the process by several sources. To the man they couldn’t stop raving about Paulsen. We were told that Paulsen has tremendous football speed and a long wingspan.
That is when Rivals.com decided to talk to Chaminade head coach Ben McEnroe.
“Logan is a freakishly good athlete,” McEnroe said. “It is almost scary when you look at his raw potential. Logan is the best pure athlete we have.”
“Logan has only been playing tackle football for a few years,” McEnroe said. “He is getting better and better as a football player everyday.”
“Logan had 23 sacks on defense and his athletic ability allows us to drop into coverage in our zone blitz package,” McEnroe said. “He is a pure weak side prototype rush end. He just explodes off the ball.”
An all-around athlete, Paulsen runs the hurdles and is a top recruit in soccer.
Paulsen has an excellent work ethic and will only get better.
“Logan is learning how to use his hands on defense,” McEnroe said. “That makes him even tougher to block on the edge.”