LSU coaches keeping an eye on Paul

Brandon Paul said he wants to do two things in college, run track and earn earn playing time on the football field. "Playing time is big," said Paul. "Part of my decision is going to be which school I have the best chance of getting on the field the fastest. One of my goals is to play in the NFL, so I want to get as much playing time as I can."

The 5-10, 185-pound speedster out of Tahlahassee, Fla., played all over the place last season for Lincoln High School.

The 4-star prospect rushed for 586 yards and eight scores, amassed 583 yards and six scores receiving, and added 564 yards and three touchdowns returning kicks.

Paul, who is ranked the 12th best corner in the land by, is projected by most coaches to play that position at the next level and he flashed his cover skills as a junior by picking off a pair of passes and breaking up six more on the few occasions that the opposition tested his side of the field.

Paul said that so far he has received more than 50 offers from practically every big D-1 school in the nation.

Although Paul said he doesn't yet have a top five, right now, he is looking at Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Miami and UCLA.

"The coaches at LSU have done a good job of keeping in contact with me and keeping me filled in on what's going on," Paul said. "I get a text message basically every day just checking on me to see how I'm doing. I got one today asking about my family."

Paul said coaches dote on him all the time.

"They say I'm very speedy," said Paul. "Speed is my number one quality. I have quick feet and good hips. They said they really haven't seen anyone with natural speed like me. They want to convert my track speed into football speed."

Track is something Paul would also like to participate in. He is his district's defending champion in the 100 meters with a time of 11.20 and also the 200 meters at 22.15 seconds.

"If they allow me to, I'd definitely like to do it," said Paul. "I know LSU has a good track program."

Paul explained why LSU is one of the schools he is paying close attention to.

"LSU is a big time program," said Paul. "Being born in Louisiana, I have family ties there. Academic wise, it's a great school and the coaches seem to really care about the players. I plan on visiting when the season starts."

Paul said coaches plan to utilize him at both corner back and kick returns.

Paul said he hopes to use his senior season to improve his skills on the football field.

"My goals for next year are to just be better," said Paul. "I'm going to try to catch a lot of mistakes. I know I can't be perfect, but I can not make as many mistakes. I also want to be a better team leader."

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