Paul plans to take all five of his official visits, but he says his commitment to UF is solid. (Photo by Chris Granger/

Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis stopped by St. Augustine High School in New Orleans on Tuesday to see UF lineman commit Joseph Paul.

The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder was offered by the Gators in February and took an unofficial visit to Gainesville on March 16.

Three days later, Paul pulled the trigger.

“I just loved everything about Florida,” he said. “I can’t wait to get down there again.”

Paul spoke to UF tight ends coach Derek Lewis, his primary recruiter, on Monday and then chatted with Davis shortly after his visit Tuesday.

“They were just saying they’re happy I’m a Gator and coach Davis told me he liked what he saw from me,” Paul said.

Miami also came by his school Tuesday and Paul expects more colleges to do so throughout the evaluation period. Although coaches are still recruiting him and he wants to go on visits, Paul insisted his pledge to UF is solid.

“Florida was the first school to show me love and I’m going to stay loyal to them for that,” he said. “Plus that’s the place I want to play. I just want to take some trips so I can enjoy that part of the process.”

In addition to Florida, Paul plans to take officials to Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC.

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