North Carolina

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Mike Paulus

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
N. CarolinaCOMMITTED (04/28/2006)Offered01/19/2007Steve Hagen, John Shoop
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
USCNoneOfferedNoneBrennan Carroll, Steve Sarkisian

Scouting Report on Mike Paulus

by Mike Farrell - 06/19/2006
Paulus has great size, a very strong arm and can throw in or out of the pocket. He’s deceptively mobile for a big quarterback and has very good athleticism. Still a bit raw as a one-year starter, Paulus looks to be a quick learner and has a very high ceiling. His feet are good, although he’s best suited for a shotgun offense. He makes quick decisions and throws the ball decisively and with authority. He can throw on the run if needed, but he’s at his best in the pocket. Paulus is physically strong enough to wait in the pocket to complete a pass and is strong enough to take punishment. He needs to avoid forcing the football but he has great confidence in his arm and a gunslinger mentality. The level of competition he plays is weak so his ability to raise his game to higher competition is in question. Paulus is a rhythm thrower who can go through his progressions patiently if needed, but he prefers to lock and zip at this stage. His size and arm along with adequate athleticism give him as much upside as some of the quarterbacks ranked higher.

Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for

Latest News

Paulus arrives at North Carolina05/17/2007

Syracuse (N.Y.) quarterback Mike Paulus is the first of North Carolina's 2007 football signees to arrive on the UNC campus, as the signal-caller settles in to Chapel Hill on Thursday. Paulus is getting a leg up on his academic studies and his football preparation by arriving at Carolina a month early.

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Paulus discusses offseason, future teammates02/27/
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Top NSD stories: Meyer reloads Gators02/08/ College Football
Mike Paulus signs with North Carolina02/07/
Paulus excited to get back to UNC01/24/
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UNC prepares for huge recruiting weekend01/16/
Paulus changing UNC official date?01/15/
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Paulus discusses in-home visit, coaches12/08/
Davis makes first recruiting call to Paulus11/27/
Paulus raves about UNC visit11/20/
Spot in BCS title game up for grabs11/14/ College Football
Paulus will stay a Tar Heel11/09/
Paulus discusses situation11/08/
Paulus discusses season, UNC commitment10/31/
Paulus taking wait and see approach10/24/
The Gospel According to Paulus10/18/
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Little facing big decision10/09/ Football Recruiting
The Gospel According to Paulus10/02/
Paulus Shines on National Stage09/25/
The Gospel According to Paulus09/22/
The Breakdown: Pro-style Quarterbacks09/01/ Football Recruiting
Paulus geared up for season opener08/29/
Paulus ready for action08/04/
ACC's future looking bright at QB07/27/
Paulus excited to return to Chapel Hill07/06/
Rivals100 DB to visit Georgia07/05/
Watson hoping to make UNC visit soon06/29/
Alvarez feels “air of excitement” on UNC visit06/20/
Rivals100 reflects deep year for QB talent06/08/ Football Recruiting
Longhorns hold early edge with Rivals100 prospects06/07/ Football Recruiting
New Rivals100 goes against traditional trends06/06/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Who will be the five-star quarterbacks?05/22/ Football Recruiting
Tar Heels growing on OL standout Wisniewski05/17/
Tar Heels leaving their mark05/11/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Paulus pick makes waves05/01/ Football Recruiting
Top QB Paulus announces commitment04/28/ Football Recruiting
Paulus names Top 504/26/
Paulus visits USC04/22/
Is Virginia fading for 2007 QB Paulus?04/20/
Little moves date, names leaders04/14/
Paulus enjoys UNC visit04/09/
Weekend visits beneficial for Paulus04/04/
Paulus travels west04/03/
Top QB talks about Tar Heels03/28/
Paulus researching the Vols03/26/
Are the Cavaliers in the running for Paulus?03/21/
No pause for Paulus II03/14/
No pause for Paulus03/13/
Shula talks with Elite quarterback prospect03/08/
Paulus familiar with Wisconsin03/03/
Offers explode for QB Paulus02/27/ Football Recruiting
The year of the quarterback02/22/ Football Recruiting
Paulus has serious Michigan interest02/16/
Video: Paulus airs it out02/06/
2007 prospect profile: Mike Paulus01/20/
Christian Brothers has two 2007 prospects01/18/ Football Recruiting
Local product begins long recruitment process01/06/
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Year PctYdsTDInt
2006 (Sr.)--2,3042910
2005 (Jr.)1159.02,100209