# Why don't the electrons in a paramagnetic material precess around an external field?

When a paramagnetic material is placed in a strong external magnetic field, then you'll find that the magnetic momenta of the electrons in the material will align to the field, causing a net magnetic moment and magnetic field in the material. But why, instead of just aligning with the field, won't the electrons precess around the external field (i.e. Larmor precession)? The electrons have angular momentum, meaning that precession should take place. To me, it doesn't seem like QM will help us here, as even according to it, the spin (or at least the expectation value of the spin operators) will precess, just like in ordinary CM. So what is the solution here?