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February 6, 2013
Letter of intent No. 12: Sean Paul
Vero Beach (Fla.) High
6-foot, 180 pounds
Measurables: Reportedly runs the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds.
Stats: Posted 43 tackles, including a sack, one interception, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as a senior Averaged 18.0 yards on three punt returns Had 32 tackles, including a safety, an interception that was returned for a touchdown, seven pass breakups, two blocked kicks, a caused fumble and a fumble recovery as a junior.
Ratings: Rated three stars by Rivals.com Considered a four-star prospect, the No. 36 cornerback in the country and No. 86 player in Florida by ESPN Given three stars by Scout.com and rated the No. 123 cornerback nationally Also a three-star prospect on 24/7 Sports and regarded as the No. 85 corner in the country and No. 162 recruit from the state Listed as the No. 106 player in the state by Fla. Varsity.
Honors/accomplishments: Two-time first-team all-area selection Named the No. 6 prospect in the Orlando Sentinel Mideast Florida Super 60 squad Selected to play in the Nike Florida All-Star Game Also runs track.
Recruitment: Paul was familiar with the new coaching staff at NC State from when he took an official visit to Northern Illinois in September. However, his two favorites going into December were Louisville and Wake Forest, both of whom had offered. Coaching changes led to an offer from Kentucky and more notably NC State. With his strong relationship to the new Pack staff from their days at NIU, Paul quickly set up an official visit to NC State for Jan. 11, and at the end of his trip, along with fellow Vero Beach corner Dravious Wright, became the first verbal commitment for Dave Doeren at NCSU.
Recruiter of record: Cornerbacks coach Richard McNutt.
2013 projection: Paul not only is a good corner prospect, but he showcased in high school that he can be an effective special teams coverage player as well. Because of that, Paul may have a chance to play as a true freshman.
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