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Salt Lake City, Utah
High School
Olympus HS

2023 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Excellent outfielder who worked in a reserve role for the Tigers in 2023 and will contend for more playing time in 2024 … enjoyed an outstanding summer of 2023 in the Northwoods League with the La Crosse (Wisc.) Loggers, collecting five doubles, one triple, 21 RBI, 45 runs, 44 walks and 21 stolen bases in 56 games.

2023 Season
Played in 12 games as a reserve outfielder, collecting one hit in nine at-bats with five runs scored … 1-for-1 with one run scored versus Butler on March 3 … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll as an international trade and finance major.

High School
No. 1 ranked outfielder in Utah for Class of 2022 … ranked as the No. 69 outfielder in the nation by Perfect Game … batted .470 in his senior season at Olympus High with nine homers, 34 walks, 26 steals and only 12 strikeouts while posting an on-base + slugging mark of 1.607 … earned First Team All-State recognition, and he was a member of the National Honor Society.

Full name is Michael R. Paul … born February 26, 2004, in Salt Lake City, Utah … parent are Michael and Amy Paul … Dad, who played basketball at Colby College, works as a biotech executive … has an older sister, Gabby, and an older brother, Joe, who played men’s soccer at Bowdoin College … has three second cousins that are LSU graduates … on his decision to attend LSU – “Coach Johnson and his staff influenced my decision most. The chance to play for such a storied program backed by the best fans in the country presented an opportunity of a lifetime” … majoring in international trade and finance at LSU.

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