"It's true," Paulson said. "I committed to walk-on at Nebraska a week ago, last Monday. Nebraska likes me as a linebacker, but we haven't really talked about inside or outside."
At Lincoln Christian, Paulson was a standout on both sides of the football and was recognized as such splitting all-state honors with two different papers on both sides of the football.
"I played linebacker on defense and quarterback on offense. I had around 120 tackles through nine games. I had about 1,400 passing yards, but didn't know my rushing stats.
"I was all-state defense for one paper and all-state offense in the other. I was all-conference and all-district as well."
Paulson knows about Nebraska and what the school and the team mean to the state. He knows what it's like to be a fan and when it came down it couldn't see himself going to another school.
"It was everything about Nebraska. The thing about the university here is that it's a big thing in the state. You know what everyone is doing on Saturday.
"You are either at the game, watching the game on TV somewhere or listening to it. It's a big deal. The fan base is incredible around here.
"I couldn't see myself going anywhere else. No way is there a bigger fan base for a single school like there is for Nebraska."
The chance to go to Nebraska wasn't a dream for Paulson; it was more of a goal. He knew that if it came up that it would be extremely tough to turn down.
"It was always the goal, I'd like to say. I knew that if the chance came up that it would be something that I would consider intensely."
When Nebraska started to recruit Paulson a lot of the other schools recruiting him backed off. So much so, that he didn't even discuss financial scholarships with other teams.
"I had quit working the phone with a lot of schools when Nebraska started calling. When they started recruiting me I was pretty sure that was where I would end up.
"There were some places that I was talking to that I thought were leaning towards offering me a scholarship, but we never really got that far to talk about their offer."