Paul has helped the Vero Beach Indians off to a 3-0 start in Florida 8A. Off-season summer camps and 7-on-7's tournaments as well as being a seasoned senior helped Paul become one of the top secondary players in the state.
"I'm very comfortable right now in the game," Paul said. "I'm seeing the action and making quick transitions to get to the ball. I feel like I'm physically stronger than I was last year and worked on my speed. I've just been trying to shut it down on my side of the field. I've been making some nice hits and breaking up passes. In the first game I had a pick six. I haven't had a big kick return yet, but I feel like I'll getting close to breaking one off."
Two seniors, Charlie Miller and Charles Ivory, from last year's Vero Beach team signed with Northern Illinois. That connection has piqued Paul's interest in the Huskies program and favors taking a visit to Louisville as well.
"I'm probably going up to NIU on an official visit in two weeks when they play Central Michigan," he said. "They picked up two real good friends of mine so I want to go up there and see what it's like. Louisville was the first to offer me and they never let up. I've stayed in touch with Coach Strong and Coach Restivo ever since they offered me.
"After the official visits, I'll have to figure things out. I want to go to a school with a nice atmosphere, with great people running the program, and great academics with a good Business program."
Next up for Vero Beach is a game with West Boca Raton. The following week, Paul says he hopes fans (and coaches) will watch him in a nationally televised game against highly ranked Fort Pierce Central.