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Paulsen has been offered by Stanford.

Living across the street from Walton High teammate Chase Thomas has been very beneficial for David Paulsen. Several college coaches from all over the country popped into Thomas' Marietta, Ga. home throughout the season, and Paulsen, one of the top players in the state in the class of 2009 would meet all of them.

"His Dad would bring me over and introduce me," Paulsen said. "Get my name into the system. They'd remember me and come back and speak with me at later times. It has worked out really well." Thomas got around 20 scholarship offers, and eventually verbally committed to Stanford just after his senior season. The week of the state semifinals, Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh extended David Paulsen... Recommended Stories