Paulus Returns from Camp

Although verbally committed, one of the biggest visitors of North Carolina's huge recruiting weekend was Mike Paulus. The four-star quarterback said he was blown away by his first visit since committing.

"It was awesome, I absolutely loved it," said Paulus. "There never was a boring moment, I had a bunch of fun talking to kids, I love all the coaches and everything is just beautiful there."

Although a recruit himself, Paulus, a 6-foot-5 208-pounder from Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers, doubled as a recruiter while in Chapel Hill, with his primary target being five-star wide receiver Lansford Watson.

"I thought he was real surprised and taken aback," said Paulus. "I think he loved it. I really like our chances with him. I know he narrowed it down to a couple of schools. He really liked it and we're really high on his list."

In addition to Watson, Paulus said he was in the ear of Tydreke Powell, Marcus Gilchrist and Greg Little. He also recently added Kyle Nunn, who was recently offered a scholarship by UNC, to his list of targets.

Paulus threw in front of offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti on Saturday morning, while fellow UNC commit Dwight Jones and Watson caught for him.

"It was just pitch and catch," said Paulus. "Getting to know one another and getting the idea of playing together – pretty much getting that point across.

"I really just went down there to hang out. [The coaches] really didn't want me to work out. They just wanted me to be down there, hang out, and get to know people better."

Paulus, who left Chapel Hill Saturday around dinner time, now focuses on his senior season. He has been lifting and will emphasize getting into physical shape by increasing his running workouts.

Paulus's senior season kicks off September 1st.

As a junior, Paulus led Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) to the state semifinals, finishing with an 11-1 record. On the year, he passed for over 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns with a 59 completion percentage.

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