Kathleen Linebacker Gionni Paul, a 3-star prospect ranked the No. 20 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com participated in the USF SuperBull camp Saturday, and was one of the best on the field. In this USFN exclusive video interview we talked with Gionni about his camp experience and where the Bulls stand. Here are some of the excerpts.
"I thought it was very good, Coach Holtz ran it very well and Coach Mark Snyder did his thing with the linebackers, and they ran it great," said Paul. "I loved the drills Coach put us through, and things like that, and love him as a man."
"The coaches told me to keep them in mind, and think Bull," said Paul. "Also to keep working hard, and keep my head straight."
The camp was cut short due to lightning and Paul was a bit disappointed that they couldn't do one-on-ones.
"Yes sir, I was a bit disappointed, I'm not the type of person that ever wants to get off the field early," said Paul. "I want to keep working, working, working, and you have to carry me off the field."
Gionni has seen USF several times but came over early to hang out at the facilities prior to the camp.
"I think USF is a beautiful campus and should be ranked one of the top facilities in America," said Paul. "We'll see what happens, I need to sit down with my mom and dad and talk it over.
Paul is a 6-foot, 223-pounder with 4.47 speed, and schools have taken notice as he's amassed over 30 offers. "West Virginia, USF, Florida State, Texas Tech, Rutgers, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss are just some off the top of my head," Paul said.
Paul said he hasn't had the time yet to come up with a list of top schools, but will after sitting down with his parents.
"As a team we're focused on winning the state title, and I haven't had time to sit down with my parents and thought about it, everything is happening so fast," said Paul. "Maybe this summer we'll work some things out."
"I might take it down to the end or you never know," said Paul. "I'll take it one day at a time."
Gionni did say that he has thought about what teams he's going to take official visits to.
"Yes sir I have, and USF will definitely be one of my official visits," said Paul. "Probably Auburn, Tennessee, and a couple of others, then I'll know for sure."
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