Greg Paulus never really lived up to the hype that comes with being named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in high school – on the basketball court.
Now, he will try to live up to the hype on the football field.
Paulus, who was also the Gatorade National Player of the Year in football his senior year of high school, has decided to enroll at Syracuse and will compete for the starting quarterback job next season.
He received numerous scholarship offers to play D-1 football after throwing for over 3,700 yards and 43 touchdowns during his senior year of high school in Syracuse.
He said he talked to about 12 schools this spring who expressed interest in his services.
For some reason, the Green Bay Packers worked out Paulus shortly before the NFL draft but showed no interest in signing him.
I don’t know much about Syracuse football, but I do know the program has been abysmal for at least five years now.
Adrien Dantley’s kid, Cam, played at the end of last season for the Orange and looked good against Notre Dame (who didn’t last year), but has apparently been demoted to second string.
I expect Paulus, who will have just one season of eligibility, to see the field next year. Even if he is bad, his presence will boost attendance.
After being overwhelmed physically throughout his basketball career at Duke, I expect his 180 pound weak body to take a beating.
At least he won’t get dunked on.