Paulus to announce his decision Thursday morning


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus will announce his decision on which school to attend for his final season of college in a Thursday morning news conference.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reported that Paulus is expected to announce his decision between either Nebraska or Syracuse.

Paulus hasn't played football since his senior season in high school days in Syracuse. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year after that season, culminating a career where he threw for 11,763 yards and 152 touchdowns.

He would have a chance to move into the backup role with the Cornhuskers behind projected starter Zac Lee.

But Syracuse would have a pull for more immediate starting time as he would challenge Andrew Robinson for the job. And he would be able to play close to home.

The decision that Paulus will have to make is whether he wants to play Big East teams in a half-empty Carrier Dome or serve as a backup in a developing Nebraska program where excitement appears to be at a fever pitch. He would also have the opportunity to work with a quarterback coach in Nebraska's Shawn Watson who he could help him develop into an NFL quarterback.

It will be an interesting decision.