California added its 10th commit in the past month on Sunday, right before the dead period is set to lift, landing defensive lineman Tevin Paul out of Austin (Tex.) Lake Travis.
Playing in a 4-3 defensive scheme last year, Paul played defensive tackle (3-technique), but also played end when Lake Travis went to a three-down line with one stand-up outside linebacker playing up.
Paul projects as a defensive tackle at the next level, but his film at defensive end is certainly intriguing, as he shows a quick first step off the edge. At 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, Paul is similar in size and build to another recent commit – three-star defensive tackle Chris Yaghi.
In fact, among those 10 commitments over the past month, three have been defensive linemen – Paul, Yaghi and JuCo tackle Russell Becker.
The lean and athletic Paul recorded 36 tackles, including 7.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks last season. He added one quarterback hurry, three pass deflections and a punt block. As a sophomore, he recorded 28 tackles, including 7.0 sacks and 13 tackles for loss.