Will Paul Names Two Likely Official Visits

Will Paul, a 6-4, 254-pounder from St. Louis Parkway West in Missouri is one of the most highly-recruited tight ends in the nation. After making a couple of unofficial visits in early July, Paul has two schools near the top of his list.

With more than two dozen offers halfway through the summer, blue-chip tight end Will Paul has a world of options to choose from.

But after a trip to Wisconsin and Michigan two weeks ago, Paul has those two schools at or near the top of his list. He enjoyed visiting Madison and Ann Arbor, and is seriously considering both schools.

"I loved Madison. It's a beautiful campus and everything. I like their team and I like the coaches," Paul said. "I (also) liked Michigan a lot. It was a lot of fun…I will take official visits to Michigan and Wisconsin, but those are the only two that I know right now."

Paul, a 6-4, 254-pounder from Ballwin, Mo., is considered one of the top tight ends in the nation. He is also being recruited as a defensive end (Michigan), fullback (Oregon) and inside linebacker (many schools). The Badgers are recruiting him as a tight end.

Paul said he doesn't have any specific favorites right now, but he does know the main factors he will consider in his decision.

"Education (business school), whether I can play early, team unity, if I fit in, and if I like the coaches," Paul said. "Game day atmosphere will have some (affect), but not as much as the others."

Paul, also a second team All-State center fielder, has played both ways since his freshman season. His favorite player is Jevon Kearse, although his top role model is his father, who also played Division I football.

Paul plans to make his final decision after his senior season. He is not sure where he will make his other three official visits, but right now Michigan and Wisconsin appear to be two of his top choices.

"Those are (two) of the best teams with the best campuses, the better programs that fit me well," Paul said.

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