Paul High on Clemson

Will Paul of St. Louis Parkway West, Missouri is an outstanding two-way player who is currently listed as the #1 tight end in the country by TheInsiders. Paul has already been to Clemson once, and he'll likely be back later this fall for an official visit.

Will Paul, a 6-4, 254-pounder with 4.59 speed from Ballwin, Missouri, is considered one of the top tight ends in the country entering his senior season.

As a two-way player, some schools like him on the defensive side of the ball, while others like him as either a tight end or fullback. Michigan likes him as a defensive end, Oregon wants him as a fullback, and LSU is looking at him as an inside linebacker.

What about Clemson?

The Tigers are leaving the door open with Paul, looking at him as a tight end, with also the possiblity of a using him as a defensive end. "I liked Clemson alot," said Paul in reference to a recent stop by Tiger Town. "I think I will definitely take a future visit back there."

As a junior at defensive end, Paul registered 60 solo tackles, 15 tackles for loss and five sacks. As a fullback he had 29 carries for 155 yards and three touchdowns, and he also brought in 25 receptions for 289 yards and four touchdowns.

On film, Jamie Newberg noted the following characteristics on Will Paul, "Offensively, he is a tremendous blocker that uses his footwork and strength to dominate the competition. He also is an excellent receiver with consistent hands. He has good concentration and he finds the open space in the defense."

The Tiger coaching staff has been in contact regularly in writing, and Paul says that Clemson will take a look at him at defensive end as well as tight end. "The coaches I have been in contact with talk about both of those positions, (defensive end and tight end)."

Paul plans to make his final decision after his senior season, but with more than 20 offers already on the table, this has already developed into a national recruiting war. Early indications are that Michigan, Wisconsin, Clemson, Oregon, LSU, and Illinois are the teams to beat.

"I'm looking at education, whether or not I can play early, team unity, if I fit in, and if I like the coaches," Paul said in regards to the things most important to him in his school of choice.

We will continue to keep you updated on Will Paul, but with an official gameday visit already in the works, the Tigers are in prime position with one of the top tight ends in the country. Top Stories