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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Mike Paulus

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
N. CarolinaCOMMITTED (04/28/2006)01/19/2007Steve Hagen, John Shoop
AlabamaNoneNone
Miami (FL)NoneNone
MichiganNoneNone
MississippiNoneNone
NorthwesternNoneNone
USCNoneNoneBrennan Carroll, Steve Sarkisian
VirginiaNoneNone

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 Rivals.com.

Latest News

Paulus arrives at North Carolina05/17/2007 TarHeelIllustrated.com

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.

Paulus discusses Spring Game visit04/21/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus discusses offseason, future teammates02/27/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
ACC Breakdown: UVA duo on fire02/09/2007Rivals.com College Basketball
Top NSD stories: Meyer reloads Gators02/08/2007Rivals.com College Football
Mike Paulus signs with North Carolina02/07/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus excited to get back to UNC01/24/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
Fruitful weekend for Carolina football01/21/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
UNC prepares for huge recruiting weekend01/16/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus changing UNC official date?01/15/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
Seven questions with Mike Paulus12/21/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus discusses in-home visit, coaches12/08/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Davis makes first recruiting call to Paulus11/27/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus raves about UNC visit11/20/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Spot in BCS title game up for grabs11/14/2006Rivals.com College Football
Paulus will stay a Tar Heel11/09/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus discusses situation11/08/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus discusses season, UNC commitment10/31/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus taking wait and see approach10/24/2006RebelGrove.com
The Gospel According to Paulus10/18/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
The Gospel According to Paulus10/10/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Little facing big decision10/09/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The Gospel According to Paulus10/02/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus Shines on National Stage09/25/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
The Gospel According to Paulus09/22/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
The Breakdown: Pro-style Quarterbacks09/01/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Paulus geared up for season opener08/29/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus ready for action08/04/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
ACC's future looking bright at QB07/27/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus excited to return to Chapel Hill07/06/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Rivals100 DB to visit Georgia07/05/2006UGASports.com
Watson hoping to make UNC visit soon06/29/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Alvarez feels “air of excitement” on UNC visit06/20/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Rivals100 reflects deep year for QB talent06/08/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Longhorns hold early edge with Rivals100 prospects06/07/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
New Rivals100 goes against traditional trends06/06/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Who will be the five-star quarterbacks?05/22/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Tar Heels growing on OL standout Wisniewski05/17/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Tar Heels leaving their mark05/11/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Paulus pick makes waves05/01/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top QB Paulus announces commitment04/28/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Paulus names Top 504/26/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus visits USC04/22/2006TrojanSports.com
Is Virginia fading for 2007 QB Paulus?04/20/2006CavsCorner.com
Little moves date, names leaders04/14/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus enjoys UNC visit04/09/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Weekend visits beneficial for Paulus04/04/2006TheWolverine.com
Paulus travels west04/03/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Top QB talks about Tar Heels03/28/2006TarHeelIllustrated.com
Paulus researching the Vols03/26/2006VolQuest.com
Are the Cavaliers in the running for Paulus?03/21/2006CavsCorner.com
No pause for Paulus II03/14/2006TrojanSports.com
No pause for Paulus03/13/2006TrojanSports.com
Shula talks with Elite quarterback prospect03/08/2006TideSports.com
Paulus familiar with Wisconsin03/03/2006BadgerBlitz.com
Offers explode for QB Paulus02/27/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The year of the quarterback02/22/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Paulus has serious Michigan interest02/16/2006TheWolverine.com
Video: Paulus airs it out02/06/2006Rivals.com
2007 prospect profile: Mike Paulus01/20/2006RebelGrove.com
Christian Brothers has two 2007 prospects01/18/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Local product begins long recruitment process01/06/2006CuseConfidential.com
Will this Paulus consider BC?12/01/2005EagleAction.com

Stats

GamesPassing
Year PctYdsTDInt
2006 (Sr.)--2,3042910
2005 (Jr.)1159.02,100209