Publish reports say Paulus, who visited Syracuse yesterday is “95% likely” to wind up Orange.
Nebraska, and other major Division I programs, are also in the mix for the services of Paulus, an All-American quarterback in high school who hasn't played football in four years.
Professional basketball is also still on the radar of the Duke point guard if a football situation can't be worked out, either because of the NCAA — which has to grant him a waiver — or there isn't a spot where he can get significant playing time.
Syracuse has a new coach Doug Marrone and a new starting quarterback, Ryan Nassib, who is a redshirt freshman. Paulus grew up near Syracuse and played his high school ball there at Christian Brothers Academy.
Nebraska, which is relatively new to the mix, has to replace quarterback Joe Ganz from a team that went 9-4 in Bo Pelini's first year.