Scout.com won't release its 2007 player rankings for another month, but Jamie Newberg, a national recruiting analyst for the Web site, says Mike Paulus is easily one of the top 10 quarterbacks in the country in a class that is deep at that position.
Heels add own Paulus
Raleigh News & Observer
"He wanted to compete at the highest level, and he feels the ACC is one of the top conferences now with the addition of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College," Dave Paulus said.
"Another big thing is he has an opportunity to step in and play there. They need a high-profile quarterback who can get it done."
Sibling rivalry: QB Paulus picks UNC
"UNC recruited me the most and the hardest and showed me why I should take a visit," Paulus said. "And when I did, I fell in love with it. I felt like USC and UNC both were home to me. I loved both and when it came down to it, my heart told me UNC."
Paulus' heart tells him UNC
Paulus' decision was two-fold: North Carolina's business school is nationally ranked and new offensive coordinator Frank Cigneti is installing a pro-style offense which he believes suits his playing style.
Top prep quarterback Paulus headed to UNC
When the public address announcer called out the starting lineups for Friday night's ACC Seniors All-Star Celebrity Challenge at Southern High School, David Noel received the loudest cheers.
Noel right at home at Challenge