He has a top three of Stanford, UCLA and USC.
Primarily the third option in Chaminade's offense last season, behind incoming UCLA freshman Marcus Everett, Paulsen instead excelled on the defensive side of the ball. But that hasn't stopped him from playing well on offense, and expecting to be a focal point this season.
Paulsen racked up 23 sacks as a defensive end for Chaminade, and as the third receiver, had 23 catches for 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns. For good measure, Paulsen also was Chaminade's punter.
"I could play on either side of the ball, whatever the coach wants me to play. I like both positions so I don't really have a preference. I'm being recruited to play both," said Paulsen.
At the Adidas camp at UCLA last weekend, Paulsen showed good receiving hands, and excellent jumping ability (measured at 30 inches in the vertical).
With quarterback teammate Chris Turner in the mix this year, Paulsen expects to see more passes thrown his way.
"We've played together a lot, and have gone to camps together, and we have a real bond. I'm looking forward to this season," said Paulsen.
Paulsen has a 3.8 GPA and scored an 1150 on the SAT, qualifying him for college.