Paulus: "It's the Only Priority Right Now"

The saga that has become Greg Paulus' decision to sign or not sign his national letter of intent took a solid step on Wednesday as the verbally committed point guard didn't sign with Duke. TDD spoke to Paulus about that on Wednesday night.

Signing day has come and gone without Greg Paulus signing a letter of intent.

While the Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) senior point guard/quarterback didn't confirm whether or not he signed the binding document within the early signing period, which ended today, numerous sources close to the situation confirmed that Duke did not receive the letter.

``I'm not saying or doing anything until after the football season, Greg Paulus said. "`Football is the first priority and is the only priority right now. Everything else is being put aside until after the football season."

Paulus, who will play Webster Thomas (11-0) in the state semifinals on Saturday at the Carrier Dome, is coming off a 48-16 victory over Binghamton in the first round of the state Class AA tournament this past weekend. CBA is also 11-0 and a win would put Paulus & Co. in the state title game on Nov. 27.

There is increased speculation that Paulus is not ready to give up football – since many consider him the top high school quarterback in the nation. Numerous schools had told him he could play both sports, but he elected to commit to Duke for solely basketball about a year ago.

Paulus said he has had a hectic schedule of late that began at 7 a.m. with rehearsal for a fashion show last Wednesday in which the school raised money for charity. Paulus wore a purple tutu for the main role in an all-boys performance in a scene of "The Nutcracker".

``It was a great time," he said. "A lot of fun. I was the Fairy Princess."


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