"I guess everything really started getting set into motion on Monday night," new NDSU LB Beau Pauly said to the BisonReport. "Coach Entz stopped over to my house and talked to me and my family about our situation with each other. He told me that they'll be offering me a partial scholarship and would like for me to come on an official visit this upcoming weekend. He told me loves my versatility as an athlete, that I come from a winning program such as Becker, and my perseverance with the injury I suffered at the end of my junior season. Those are just a few he mentioned, so I had a lot to think about the last few days.
Pauly did end up deciding on the Bison Wednesday morning.
"I actually called him before I got to school Wednesday as we had lifting and throwing in the morning, so I was able to talk to my high school coaches and thank them for everything before calling Coach Entz," Pauly explained to the BisonReport. "The conversation we had was kept short and sweet as he was on his way through airport security, but he was thrilled. The reasons I ended up committing to NDSU is that they were the first team to begin the recruiting process with me/ This is including the recruiting before my injury I suffered to my knee and they still recruiting me throughout my rehab and my senior season following my injury. I also really enjoy the institution. The University is great and I feel comfortable there. I also want to play with the highest level of competition I can and I feel like NDSU would be a great fit."
The Becker linebacker will now put the recruiting process behind him.
"My parents are also extremely supportive of my decision and are excited for my future at North Dakota State," Pauly told the BisonReport. "Coach Entz says they want to potentially use me as a Mike linebacker, but they will have to evaluate me this summer again before we know for sure. I'm excited about the potential opportunity as that's the position I feel more comfortable at. That being said, I'm happy with playing wherever they want me to and whatever benefits the team the most. My teammate Dillion Radunz is also as excited as I am that we now get to play together at NDSU. It'll be a great experience I'm sure. It's a relief that the recruiting process is now over and I'm excited for what the future holds. Go Bison!"