September 17, 2012

Wake impresses Paul

Vero Beach (Fla.) cornerback Sean Paul enjoyed his official visit to Wake Forest Sept. 8-9.

"I enjoyed the game (Wake Forest vs. North Carolina)," Paul said. "I felt like I was at home. They toured me around, and I got to meet the head of the academic program."

"Some of the [Wake] players are from the area I'm close to, so if you're a Florida boy you're going to have connections."

Wake Forest freshman outside linebacker Kevis Jones, who is from Oakland Park, Fla. was Paul's host.

"He was pretty good," Paul said. "I already talked to him before I went to the visit, so I kind of got a preview of kind of how he acts."

Tim Duffie and Ray McCartney are pursuing him for the Demon Deacons.

"I like the DB coach [Duffie] a lot, [and] I'm really comfortable with the players," Paul said. "My main thing I was kind of looking for [was] a family atmosphere."

"I have a good relationship with them. We get along real well. They're on the same page as me."

The 6-feet and 180-pounder, who is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, said Wake is recruiting him to play cornerback, but that he may see time at nickel back if he chooses the Deacs.

"I can adjust really well," Paul said. "I play basically every cover-scheme: cover one, two, three, [and] four. My coaches are really showing me a lot."

In three games this season Paul has made seven tackles, and is averaging 19.5 yards per punt return. He recorded 32 tackles (23 solo and nine assists), an interception, defended seven passes, forced, recovered and returned a fumble 74 yards for a touchdown, and blocked a punt and a field goal last season.

Paul said he also often hears from Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida International, Louisville and North Illinois.

"I'm planning on visiting NIU coming up at the end of the month," Paul said. "They just got a couple of our guys last year. I'm trying to schedule something with Louisville. I don't want to waste these last two visits."

"Academically of course Wake Forest is really strong. I like the business school there. I only got to go to Wake for the first time, so I'm still trying to figure out everything. I'm probably going to do it [choose a school] toward the of the year it looks like, but I'm still kind of focused, trying to get along and see what all schools are up there."

And by end of the year Paul means by the end of the football season.

"[I'm looking for] a family-type atmosphere and the program with the right coaches and the right people I can get along with," Paul said.

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