Due to an NCAA rule which allows (with a special waiver from the NCAA) a player to compete athletically during their fifth academic year, the Syracuse, New York native has been checking out his options to see where he might do just that.
As a senior for Christian Brothers Academy, Paulus led his team to an undefeated record and a state title, finishing his stellar prep-career that saw him get selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, throwing for 11,763 yards and 152 touchdowns.
It's been all basketball since that time, though, Paulus spurning offers for football from programs like Miami, to played round ball at one of the most prestigious basketball programs in the country.
Paulus has visited Syracuse and most recently, Nebraska, as he has been narrowing his choices down to what we believe are just those two.
Syracuse finished last year 3-9, ranking out of 119 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, 100th or worse in 11 different categories. In passing offense they finished 113th.
Nebraska finished the season 9-4, winning a New Year's Day bowl game in Florida as the Huskers beat the Clemson Tigers.
Nebraska will go into this year with junior Zac Lee as the obvious starter, though, the former junior college transfer has just two pass completions to his name as a member of the big red.
Slated to play behind him are a host of players who are all even more inexperienced, junior Latravis Washington who moved over from the defensive side of the ball; freshman Cody Green who arrived on campus in January and redshirt freshman Kody Spano who tore his ACL and may not be back in time for Fall camp. Also joining the quarterback ranks will be another true freshman, Taylor Martinez who is expected to enroll sometime in June.
Stay tuned to Big Red Report as we'll have Paulus' decision shortly after the teleconference where he announces his intentions for his one final year of college ball.