Paul Receives In-Home Visits

With his best friend O'neill Chambers already committed to BYU, cornerback recruit Kedron Paul is looking to become a Cougar himself. As he works to qualify for admission, Paul has been receiving a bunch of visits from Cougar coaches making the trip out to Harmony, Florida. Paul felt privileged to meet one of the coaches in particular.

"Coach Mendenhall actually came out here last week," said Kedron Paul. "He and Coach Hill came by my house and sat down with me and my family. They visited O'neill too, but man, it was great to have Coach Mendenhall in my home."

During his visit with the Cougar coaches, Paul was impressed with how direct both of them were, and grew to feel even more certain that BYU was the right place for him.

"Coach Mendenhall just explained very clearly what BYU was and that it wasn't for everyone," recounted Paul. "He said it was a special place where I could really grow and learn from my experience there."

So through the explanations given him, did Paul feel that BYU was the right place for him?

"Oh, for sure it is," said Paul. "I've known about BYU and have learned about BYU a lot since this past summer. Coach Mendenhall and the other coaches just want to make sure I understand [what BYU is like], which I appreciate. BYU is the right place for me."

Following coaches Mendenhall and Hill to Florida was Cougar assistant coach Patrick Higgins, who visited with Paul on Monday to further explain what Paul needed to do in order to get into BYU.

"I scored an 18 on my ACT, but I need to bump that up to a 19 to get in," explained Paul. "I'm going to take the ACT again in April and hopefully get that score up."

Paul stated that he doesn't plan on signing a letter of intent with anyone until he takes the test, but if everything works out, he will go to BYU this fall and join Chambers, who will sign a letter of intent with the program this coming February.

Paul has started at cornerback in each of his three years playing varsity football for Harmony High School, and while he has experience at other positions, he will play cornerback at BYU.

"I did everything in high school," said Paul. "I played receiver, running back, [and I also] returned kicks, but cornerback is my best position. That's where I played most and is the position I'm best at."

Paul is a 5-foot-9-inch, 165-pound speedster who claims a 4.4 forty. TBS will follow up with Paul as he works on getting qualified to enter BYU and its football program.

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