BSN: What kind of player is Colorado getting in Paul Backowski?
Coach Herm: Paul is the kind of player that does not stop until the whistle blows. We have an offensive line coach here that preaches that and Paul has really taken to it. He has a tall frame and great leverage. He has long arms and really locks out well. He moves his feet well and has good hips.
BSN: What kind of person is he outside of football?
Coach Herm: Paul is the whole package. He has great character. He is a competitive person. He plays three sports for us here; football, track, and basketball. He competed in the shotput for the first time as a sophomore and finished 12th in the state. Last year he finished 6th and this year he might go for it all.
BSN: What is your guess on how soon he could contribute at Colorado?
Coach Herm: Paul has never completely focused on football because he has played other sports. I think once he puts in full off-seasons in the weight room he will be a big-time player. I could imagine him being 300 pounds with no fat. He has a ton of upside.
BSN: Who else recruited Paul?