Paul Familiar with the Gators

At 6-0 and 222-pounds, linebacker Gionni Paul from Lakeland (FL) Kathleen Senior is getting looks from some of the nation's top programs. Paul runs a 4.47 and excels in the classroom with a 3.6 GPA and holds offers from Ole Miss, Tennessee, Memphis, South Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Iowa State and Cincinnati to name a few.

"I have visited Florida State, South Florida and Georgia. There is no leader yet and all of them are running the same."

Gionni Paul is very familiar with the University of Florida.

"I know all about the Gators and some of my best friends play football there. T.J. Lawrence, Ahmad Black, Chris Rainey and the Pouncey twins. I know the coaches are good and they have a winning condition and that's wonderful. Most importantly they treat you like family like you are one of their own and that's big for me because I want to go to a place where I feel comfortable and feel I have only to step in my backyard."

Paul breaks down his game.

"My overall strengths as a player are seeing the whole field, being in the right places, playing fast and physical and hitting hard. Also I'm quick enough to cover a wide receiver or a running back. I think I work harder than anyone else and I watch film and understand the game so that put me in places to make plays. I expect a big senior season.Having 29 seniors and we are destined greatest. I look forward to leading the pack of wolves. We would have had a ring last year if they did not take away our games Also in order for us to win this year we all have to come together as a team and believe in the system."

Paul benches 355 and squats 495 with a 300-pound power clean.

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