All-American Candidate Selects Michigan

St. Louis (Mo) Parkway West tight end, defensive end Will Paul has given Lloyd Carr and the Michigan Wolverines his verbal commitment.

"I committed to Michigan," said tight end Will Paul. "The tradition, the education and the (coaching) staff is what put Michigan ahead of everyone else.

"I'm going to be taking my official visit on December 13th. Illinois was my second choice."

Paul, a 6-foot-4, 254-pounder, from St. Louis (Mo) Parkway West is considered on of the nations finest prospects regardless of position.

He's also a standout defensive end that's the position that he'll play for the Wolverines.

Looking back at when I first saw film of Will Paul last spring, he instantly reminded me of current Michigan defensive end Dan Rumishek.

Both played tight end and defensive end in high school and both were extremely dominant on both sides of the ball.

It's easy to see why the Michigan staff would want Paul to play defensive end. He has very good size, tremendous speed and he can play sideline to sideline.

This is a fantastic get for Michigan and the Wolverine coaching staff has to be ecstatic about the recruiting class they've put together so far in 2002-03.

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