RECRUITING: St. Louis prospect is a two-way star

St. Louis prospect Will Paul is waiting for Oklahoma's offer


Pual is the type of athlete in the trenches that college coaches love. He is athletic enough to play on either side of the ball, but physical enough that you want him in the trenches banging heads at the line of scrimmage.

Paul came on the scene as a freshman at West High School and will be a three-year starter this season. As a sophomore, Paul earned some minutes at middle linebacker and started during his junior season at middle linebacker before moving to tight end, defensive end, fullback and punter.

Paul finished the season with 25 catches for 289 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 29 carries for 155 yards and three touchdowns. On defense Paul finished with 60 tackles, 14 tackles for losses and five sacks.

Paul can bench 340 pounds, squats 540 and he has a 30-inch vertical jump. Paul also starts in centerfield on the baseball team and amazingly leads off. Paul gets on base quite a bit while hitting .471 with four homers.

Paul will attend the team camps at Illinois and LSU this summer.

ÒI plan on going on several unofficial visits,Ó said Paul. ÒI plan on going to Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, LSU, Clemson, Arkansas and Georgia Tech. I also have a great interest in Oklahoma, but they havenÕt offered me a scholarship yet. They have talked to me about offering me a scholarship, but thus far they havenÕt come through yet. I donÕt have a favorite so I just need to look around and see which school is the best for me. If Oklahoma offers I will take a visit there. I will cut down my choices by early September.Ó

Paul has qualified.

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