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Christian Academy tight end Jake Paulson committed to WKU on Monday evening

Christian Academy tight end Jake Paulson committed to WKU on Monday evening

Western Kentucky's list of verbal commitments for the class of 2017 climbed to 14 on Monday evening.

Louisville Christian Academy tight end Jacob Paulson announced his decision via the social media platform Twitter.

"After talking with my family, and coaches, I am thankful to announce that I am committing to play football at Western Kentucky University," he posted just after 6:00p.m. CT.

The reason and timing for his announcement is two-fold, and equally important.

"Because they use their tight ends and I love the coaches," he told WKU Insider shortly after making his announcement.

He also considered scholarship offers from Cincinnati, FAU, Marshall, Pittsburgh, Purdue, UCF and others.

Paulson, who also plays defensive end for CAL, is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end that excels in both the pass and run games.  That, along with his relationship with WKU tight ends coach Tony Levine, who he talks with "all the time," as key factors in his decision.

"He likes that I can block but also can run really well and we have a great relationship," said Paulson. "We talk all the time."

While he won't be attendance for Thursday night's opener against Rice, Paulson says that he "will be down to WKU soon."

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