By Joe Davidson
Darryl Paulo of Grant High School has given a verbal commitment to play scholarship football for Washington State, Grant coach Mike Alberghini confirmed today.
Paulo, a powerfully built 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker/tight end with speed and strength, led the Pacers this past season with 150 tackles.
He also caught two touchdown passes from his tight end spot, including the game winner in the closing moments against Monterey Trail.
Paulo will sign his formal letter of intent on National Signing Day, on Wednesday at Grant to play for coach Paul Wulff, a standout lineman at Davis High in the early 1980s who played on scholarship at WSU.
Grant teammates Vei Moala (Cal) and Puka Lopa (still deciding) will also sign Wednesday. They were The Bee's co-Defensive Players of the Year on the defensive line.
Offensive lineman Filipo Sau will sign with Snow College in Utah, a two-year program that offers full scholarships.
Hoping to sign Wednesday is defensive back Ference Lang.
The Bee will have updates on-line throughout signing day and a full chart and stories in Thursday's print editions.