Though he remains open with his recruitment, Paul admits that two schools have made a strong early impression.
"Louisville and NIU are the two schools most in contact," Paul said. "I don't have a favorite, but I get along good with both schools. I have good relationship with Louisville. Those are the two schools I'm really talking to right now."
Paul sounds particularly interested in Charlie Strong's program. He has taken notice how strong Louisville has recruited his home state since Strong's arrival three years ago and hopes to visit the Cards next fall.
"I like Louisville a lot. I want to go up there on a visit," said Paul. "I'm going to try to make it to the Kentucky game for an official visit. I know they get a lot of recruits from Florida so I would fit in very well. I'm really excited about Louisville."
Paul maintains frequent contact with Louisville assistant Tommy Restivo, who replaced veteran secondary coach Larry Slade on Charlie Strong's staff this spring.
"He's a cool dude and we get along really well," Paul said. "We have a lot of conversations on the phone and it's not only about recruiting. We have a good connection. I get letters from them all the time. He stays in contact. I like that a lot. We have a good relationship so far."
Restivo spoke with Paul on Monday, in part to gauge his interest in the possibility of enrolling early in college next year.
"He asked how I was doing with my school work and if I talked to my parents about graduating early next year," Paul said. "We're talking about it, but I'm not sure about [graduating early]. It's not something I want to do but we're still talking about it. But it may be something I want to do in the future."
As a junior, Paul recorded over 30 tackles and two interceptions. Restivo told Paul that Louisville would be down to see him during his team's spring practice next month.
"The way I play they're saying they want a physical corner to come there and lock it down," Paul said. "They want somebody that can play press coverage. I can cover at a really good level. I feel like I could do whatever they ask me to do because I have a lot of talent."
Paul said he's not planning to make a decision until next fall.
"I want to see what school I can really fit into and go to for the next four years," Paul said. "I've been talking to a lot of schools that say they are going to offer but they want to come see me and make sure I'm the right height. Boston College, Miami, Illinois, Tennessee, schools like that. A lot of schools are also talking to my coach."