Paulo setting up official to Nebraska

Sometimes players aren't happy with their stats. Maybe it's because they got hurt or just didn't play well. Maybe Ronnie Paulo isn't as anxious to tell people his stats from last year as he is to say that opposing teams just did not challenge the side of the field he was on. Now that is something to be proud about.

Ronnie Paulo is an active linebacker that can keep an offense on its toes and keep you aware of where he is at when he is on the field. The 6-foot-1.5 and 220 pound linebacker from Las Vegas (Nev.) Western has shown well recently at the Nike combine.

"I went to the Nike camp at USC," Paulo said. "I could have done better, but I ran a 4.73, had a 30" vertical jump, repped 185 pounds 17 times and had a 4.8 shuttle time."

Paulo is looking at another combine this weekend where he will look to impress with the possibility of a Nebraska coach being in attendance. "I have the NATS combine this weekend. Coach Callahan, Coach Blake or Coach Wagner are supposed to come and see me this weekend."

Nebraska is still the only offer that Paulo has received, but that doesn't get Paulo down as he believes he might have reached the zenith of the college offers on the first try.

"Nebraska is definitely my leader. They're just a powerhouse. They are definitely at the top of my list. I don't think that I am going to get a better offer than that."

Paulo will be taking a team camp in this summer at Snow Junior College. He will then attend a session at Nebraska in either June or July and then will return to Lincoln the first weekend for the season opener. "I am in the process of getting that set up right now."

Nebraska is recruiting Paulo as an outside linebacker. As a linebacker, Paulo believes that his containment skills and messing up the opponent's backfields are his biggest strengths. "I am an aggressive linebacker."

Paulo tallied 73 total tackles last year, 46 of them went for solos and 18 tackles for loss with four sacks. He was selected as a second team all-conference selection.


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