Greg Paulus to Nebraska Tomorrow

From Joe Schad at ESPN.com:

“Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus was impressed after two days of meetings with Syracuse football coaches and staffers, but he has decided to visit with Nebraska’s football program on Thursday, a person familiar with the process said Tuesday.

Paulus, a former two-sport All-American, is still very strongly considering resuming his football career with one season at Syracuse, but he doesn’t want to regret not exploring all his options, another person familiar with Paulus said.

Last week, a person familiar with the situation said that Paulus was 95 percent sure that he would be on a football roster next season. He has already met with members of the Michigan football program.

Paulus was a prolific quarterback at Christian Brothers Academy, near Syracuse, where he threw for 11,763 yards and 152 touchdowns in high school. He was courted by Notre Dame and Miami, among others, to play football. He is the older brother of Mike Paulus, a North Carolina quarterback.”

There was an editorial in Sporting News recently that talked about how embarrassing it was to the Michigan football program that they were recruiting Greg Paulus. I couldn’t disagree more. By no means am I going to try to convince anyone that Paulus is our best option at QB next season in Lincoln. He’s not. However, when the Nebraska coaches court Paulus, it only brings about positives. What it does is show any and every high school kid out there that watches ESPN that Nebraska is important on a national level again. Important enough to have the former Gatorade Player of the Year interested in playing football for our new coaching staff. Free publicity. And do me a favor. If I ever become like a Michigan blogger and complain about things like recruiting former college basketball stars that played for Mike Krzyzewski, then shoot me. I can name around 100 coaches off the top of my head that would have won more than 3 games last season in Ann Arbor.

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