Chris Paul-Etienne Lists Four at the Top

I first had a chance to see Chris Paul-Etienne in early June and one thing that stayed with me, and perhaps everyone else in attendance that muggy Florida day, was the young man's arm strength. At 6-foot-1 and 180-pounds Paul-Etienne has the arm strength to throw it a mile high -- couple that with the 157 yards he had on the ground last year and what you have is a player that can make plays in a variety of ways, a defensive coordinator's nightmare.

Chris Paul-Etienne stands in at 6-foot-1 and 180-pounds. Paul-Etienne first jumped onto the scene at the Rutgers camp early this summer at Miami-Edison Senior High. Showing a cannon for an arm it was evident why several schools have since tendered offers to the rising prospect.

Paul-Etienne's offer list includes Illinois, Minnesota, Akron, and most recently, Rutgers.

"They had told me they were going to offer," stated Paul-Etienne in reference to the New Jersey based school.

"It was great when it came in. I was very happy."

Coach Chris Demarest is recruiting the Senior Red Raider for Rutgers.

"I don't really know too much about Rutgers, but the way they've shown me how much they appreciate me, it really makes you feel wanted."

Paul-Etienne's focus this year is also on Ron Zook and his Illinois squad.

"The reason I like Illinois is because of Coach Zook . I really like the spread offense they run."

"The coaches at Minnesota keep telling me that I have a chance to start early if I go there."

Ultimately, will early playing time be a deciding factor?

Chris Paul-Etienne stated that early playing time is something that he considers, but there are other criteria as well. However, with the season underway and in full swing much of Paul-Etienne's time is spent on trying to better his team -- indeed, he does not expect to make a decision on his future collegiate destination until after his season is over.

For now, Chris Paul-Etienne lists a favorites list that includes Florida, Minnesota, Rutgers and Illinois. All of his favorites save for Florida have offered.

The Edison QB amassed 1,559 yards through the air to go along with 16 touchdowns last year. He added 157 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well.

For now, the focus for Paul-Etienne is to get his Red Raiders back on the right track. Edison is now sitting at 0 and 2, including a hotly contested loss at the hands of Miami-Northwestern, by a score of 13-8.

"The season started kind of rough for us because we lost our first two games. We have a district game coming up this week. We'll be ready for that."

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