``Nothing's changed," Dave Paulus said. "He's still planning on going to Duke. The only thing that's gotten in the way is the timing of this thing."
``His goal is to go to Duke and play basketball," the elder Paulus added. "He just doesn't want to draw attention away from his football team."
``We really haven't spend a lot of time on this because nothing's changed," he continued. "The only thing that's changed is that people have gotten nervous and concerned. The reality is that he wants to go there and needs to go down there and play point guard at Duke."
Paulus and his father will sit down and talk on Monday. Dave Paulus said that there was little chance that his son would just sign the letter and mail it back.
``He thinks it should be special," Dave Paulus said. "To just send it in and let it go is not the way he wants to do it."
It's more likely that Paulus, if he does sign the letter of intent by Wednesday, which is the final day of the early signing period, will hold a news conference at the school this week.
Paulus led CBA to a 48-16 victory over Binghamton in the first round of the state Class AA tournament this past weekend. CBA is now 11-0 and will play again this weekend.
``The only reason it hasn't been already done is because of football," Dave Paulus reiterated. "If football wasn't going on, he would have had a press conference this past Wednesday afternoon."