"I'm now committed to UAB," he informed Scout on Sunday.
Mullens, who was under-the-radar for most of his high school career despite great numbers at Spain Park, was previously committed to Jacksonville State University. Though proximity to home was a plus for both programs, the Blazers afforded more of that rare opportunity Mullens coveted.
"It's an opportunity to turn around a program in my hometown," he added.
The class of 2013 standout was selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in December, and led Team Alabama to a big win over Mississippi. Take a look at Mullens' performance from the game in the exclusive FOX Sports NEXT highlights below.