Already with interest from a pair of Big Ten schools in Rutgers and Maryland, Jarrett Paul can add Indiana to the list.
The 2018 defensive back recently told AllHoosiers that IU is expressing "serious interest" in him.
"They really want me to make a trip to the campus," said Paul, a product of Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, N.Y. "They like my film and feel that I fit into the secondary that they have."
The 6-foot, 174-pound cornerback said he's been in contact with Indiana's Director of Player Personnel, Scott Gasper, since the summer. He has also recently been speaking with IU running backs coach Deland McCullough and defensive line coach Larry McDaniel, both of whom recruit that area.
After his high school season ended Nov. 21, the communication between Paul and Indiana's recruiting coordinators increased.
Paul recently took an unofficial visit to Syracuse the weekend of Nov. 11, and prior to that, Boston College the weekend of Oct. 30.
Paul said he feels he's close to receiving an offer from Indiana and told the program he planned on taking a visit in the spring.
"Right now Indiana is one of the schools that's recruiting me the hardest," Paul said. "Syracuse, Rutgers, Maryland, Boston College and NC State are also schools that I'm hearing from."
Indiana's competitive play this season is something he's noticed while watching from afar.
"Yeah, I watched them a few times on the Big Ten Network," Paul said. "They are a solid team. I feel that I would fit well into their secondary."