April 22, 2006

Paulus visits USC

Syracuse, N.Y., Christian Brothers quarterback Mike Paulus is one step closer to ending the recruiting process.

After taking unofficial visits to Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan and North Carolina this spring, Paulus decided to head west for a trip out to Southern California. The visit to USC had its expectations, and those expectations were met.

Flying into Los Angeles Thursday, the Paulus family spent their first afternoon on the West Coast in Santa Barbara. After visiting the venue where Mike's older brother, David Jr., will be married in August, the Paulus' headed south for a meeting with USC Head coach Pete Carroll.

USC has remained noticeably absent among Paulus' growing list of scholarship offers. That changed Friday when the 6-foot-5, 220-pound signal-caller received his long awaited scholarship offer from Carroll and the Trojans.

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