Paulus Getting In-Depth Look at UNC

Saturday afternoon was just about the only time you could see two Duke basketball players being welcomed on the campus of North Carolina. Those players – Greg Paulus and Abby Waner – joined Greg's younger brother, Mike, during his unofficial visit to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' spring game.

"It was actually weird, people were going up to [Greg] and asking for autographs," said Paulus. "But, we're really good friends with coach Joe Holladay from the basketball team and he was our host the entire day. There was no hostility at all."

Coach Holladay wasn't the only ace the North Carolina coaching staff had up their sleeves.

"Overall, I thought it was a really good visit," said Paulus. "They treated me and Greg Little as good as anybody in the country – just unbelievable treatment."

Paulus had unofficially visited North Carolina in the past, but this was the first time he was able to see the program in operation.

"Now, I've seen the facilities, I've meet the coaches, I've seen their quarterbacks play," said Paulus. "I'm comfortable about everything about North Carolina, except I want to see how [coach Frank Cignetti] coaches and how he teaches. Once that's done, I can fully evaluate Carolina."

In a one-on-one session Monday morning with Cignetti, Paulus will have that wish granted.

"[Monday] I'm going up there from about 9 [a.m.] to 2 [p.m.] and going to spend a lot of time with Coach Cignetti," said Paulus. "We're going to ... talk about how he develops quarterbacks."

On the 22nd of April, Paulus will take a trip to Southern Cal for his final unofficial visit of the spring. After that visit he will then narrow his list of schools down to a more manageable five or six.

Last weekend Paulus unofficially visited Notre Dame, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Northwestern. He has also already visited Duke and Wake Forest.

A Scout.com four-star quarterback, Paulus holds over 25 scholarship offers.

As a junior, the 6-foot-5, 208-pound quarterback led Albany (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy to a 7-2 record. On the year, Paulus passed for over 2,100 yards and 20 touchdowns with a 59 completion percentage.

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