Gaughan Lands Two More

Dunmore, Pa., native Paul Gaughan came onto the scene a few weeks ago in recruiting and since his film has hit the circuit he's been picking up offers at a regular pace. This weekend he picked up two big ones from Syracuse and Wisconsin and on Tuesday night he talked about both of them with Scout.com.

Paul Gaughan, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive tackle from Dunmore High School received two more written offers this week from Syracuse and Wisconsin and spoke about both schools with us recently.

"I picked up offers from Syracuse and Wisconsin and I actually made a trip up to Syracuse for junior day this weekend," Gaughan said. "I enjoyed it a lot at Syracuse and really felt like I fit in well with the coaching staff there. I talked to Head Coach Doug Marrone and he told me about being in the position that I am in and that he wasn't going to rush me. He said he'd sit back and let me make my decision with no pressure from them and just let him know that he wants me there. I thought he was a really nice guy and think he's going to be a really good coach up there."

"The rest of the coaches were really cool with me," Gaughan added. "They were very personable guys that were down to earth. Four of the players spoke to our group while I was up there and they just answered any questions that we had ranging from housing to tutoring to football, so I learned some things I didn't know before. The facilities were really nice and then we got to go see the basketball team play against Villanova which was really cool. The atmosphere for the game was crazy and there were 34,000 people there, so every single seat was filled for it. I just liked it up there a lot and felt like I clicked with the coaches and loved the support of the student body during the basketball game."

"I got my offer from Wisconsin this weekend after talking to Coach Rudolph about it two weeks ago," Gaughan explained. "There was a little bit of a delay because of the weather. They're one of the best schools for offensive linemen in the country and they're in the Big Ten which is an extremely competitive conference that always has great players in it."

Gaughan says he will use an official visit to go to Wisconsin next year as the travel expenses are pretty high to go that far and he also plans to return to Syracuse for spring practice.

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