Upcoming offer may make it easy for Paulo

The growing interest for Ronnie Paulo isn't that surprising to him. It might have been had the attention been there a little earlier in the process, but now it is anticipated. The Huskers were the first to offer the linebacker from Las Vegas (Nev.) Western High School and really put him on the map. Who has followed suit and who is soon to follow?

Ron Paulo is still sitting on two offers, but that could soon change. The standout linebacker from Las Vegas (Nev.) Western who had 68 tackles, 53 were solos and four sacks last year says that two more have been verbally extended to his coach.

"I've been expecting an offer from Arizona and Wisconsin," Paulo said. "I heard about Wisconsin today. My coaches told me that they just have to review some more tape."

Besides the two incoming offers, he is still holding onto two written offers this far. "Right now I am still only holding the two offers. I have an offer from Nebraska and from Utah. The other two though should be on their way."

When Big Red Report first wrote about Paulo in April he was only hearing from Nebraska. Now the linebacker is on the recruiting map and will have a choice to make about where he will attend school. What does he think about the attention?

"I don't know. If I had more offers a little bit earlier in the process I would have been overwhelmed. I am not surprised by this. This are great schools that are coming in now."

One of the offers that Paulo is anticipating will make his upcoming college choice easy. It is an offer that could really cut his leader board down to a top two. "I've had interest in Arizona for a while now. This might actually narrow down my choices. It might come down to Arizona and Nebraska."

Nebraska has really been a leader, not just because they were the first to offer, but because Paulo knows a lot about Nebraska. However, the new offer from Arizona is intriguing to Paulo who actually sees himself fitting in defensively as a Wildcat.

"I grew up a Nebraska fan actually. Arizona's defense really fits me. Their ends really crash down and get after the quarterback. I like to be a free runner instead of assigned to a man or whatever. I think that their defense suits me really well."

Paulo is up from a weight of 215 that he gave to Scout.com in April to over 220. The side-effect of that weight gain is also a better 40-yard dash time.

"The summer has been going good. I am gaining weight. I am up six to eight pounds. I am up to 223 right now. My 40-yard dash time is now a 4.6."


Big Red Report Top Stories