"Yeah, Ahman Green is my uncle," Niles Paul said. "You could say that I am a Husker fan. I grew up watching them."
At North, it may not be the type of offense that will lead to big offensive statistics for a receiver, but Paul did put up some impressive numbers. "We are primarily a running team, but I had 32 receptions for 650 yards and 10 touchdowns. On defense I had three interceptions, a recovery, 30 unassisted and 10 assisted tackles."
When it comes to making a decision about which position he would rather play it just doesn't matter to Paul. He just wants to be on the field. Even if it means playing defense a little closer to the line of scrimmage. "I don't care where they play me. I'll play anywhere. Put me at MIKE linebacker."
Paul is also a standout in track and basketball. He holds two track titles and is planning on defending his titles this spring. "Yeah, I am going to run again. I have to protect the titles. I won the 110 and 300 hurdles as a sophomore. Last year in basketball I played point guard, but this year I am playing forward. I averaged 11 points per game last year."
What makes this all the more amazing is the combination of size and speed that Paul has. He is a legit 4.4 guy, but he thinks that he can run that better, and comes in well over 6-foot tall. "Right now I am 6-foot-2 and about 200 pounds. I think that I can run faster than a 4.4 right now though."
One team has already seen enough to tender an offer to play college football. "I got an offer from Nebraska about half-way through my junior year."
While Paul is still only holding onto one offer, that will change. He is planning on doing a lot of traveling to makes camps this summer is he has his way. "I am going to go to a lot of camps. I am going to go to Michigan, Notre Dame, Nebraska and probably Texas. I am going to be busy."
Paul doesn't prefer what position he plays on the field, but Nebraska has some ideas about where they would like him to line up. "Nebraska is recruiting me first to play wide receiver. They said that they need some wide receivers, but if I can get on the field at safety sooner than they will take a look at putting me there. They just want to get me on the field."
Niles has already been an unofficial guest at Nebraska this year and loved his visits. He made quite a discovery about the game of college football while he was standing there on the sidelines.
"I went to two football games this year at Nebraska as an unofficial visitor. It was pretty amazing to be down there on the field and all seeing all of the fans. I would watch and see players on the field that weren't any bigger or any faster than me."