Florida DB talks Louisville offer

Since Louisville recently surprised Sean Paul with his first scholarship offer, the Vero Beach, Fla., defensive back has seen his recruitment pickup this spring.

Since Louisville recently surprised Sean Paul with his first scholarship offer, the Vero Beach, Fla., defensive back has seen his recruitment pickup this spring.

"I was really surprised about the offer," Paul said. "I've learned a lot about Louisville. I've learned that they always get their players to graduate and that their program is building up to be a better team. I don't know when but I'm definitely going to visit."

Paul said he keeps in contact with Charlie Strong's coaching staff.

"We have good conversations every now and then," Paul said. "I think we talk every two days or something like that. I've talked a lot to (one of Strong's assistants). (He's) just been saying they really want me to visit and get to know the school and possibly become a Cardinal. I know (Coach Strong) likes to play young players."

A 6'0, 180 pound cornerback, Paul recorded 35 tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, as a junior.

"(Louisville) told me they like that I can just about cover any part of the field and that I'm a tall (cornerback)," said Paul. "There are not that many defensive backs you find with my size who have long arms. (Louisville) said I'm capable of locking everything down. They like me as a corner."

Paul, who also holds an offer from Northern Illinois, is an excellent cover corner.

"I can lock you down I'm really a cover person, but I can hit as well. I have a lot of big hits on my highlight tape," Paul said. "I'm playing safety this year, but I love playing cornerback. I'm capable of playing at 190."

Besides Louisville and Northern Illinois, Paul is getting strong interest from Illinois, FIU, Tennessee and Minnesota.

"Those are the main schools I stay in contact with," Paul said. "There are a few others schools saying they're going to offer me but they're waiting on evaluation of my film. FIU and Tennessee are saying that. I really want to go to a school that has a family-type thing. I have to be close with the players before I leave Florida."


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