“It was a pretty good deal,” Mullen said. “A lot of things have switched around. I think everything they have new it really helped them out with recruiting, especially for my class and the class they have coming in. I think it will be a big deal because they are already a good team with good coaches. I feel like everything they added to the program is just helping them more.”
While the new wellness kitchen is just one of the biggest additions for the student-athlete experience at Auburn, for Mullen the most important additions came on the coaching staff with Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson joining the staff for 2015. Already very familiar with both from their time at Florida, Mullen said having them with the Tigers is definitely a boost in his eyes.
“That helps a lot because they are two great coaches and they’ve been together for a while,” Mullen said. “They know the things they need to do to be better as a team and to get their players developed well for the next level.”
Something else that could play into his decision is early playing time, something he feels like would be available at Auburn should he choose the Tigers.
“Auburn is very high for me because I do want to come in and play right away,” he added. “I’ve got a good shot to do something different. I want to go somewhere I know I can get developed good and be around great people and great coaches and a great environment, just be a student-athlete.”
Recently opening his recruiting back up, the four-star cornerback and No. 75 player overall in the 2016 class put out a Top 10 in May that had Auburn in the group along with TCU, LSU, Florida State, Baylor, Florida, Ohio State, Georgia, Texas A&M and Clemson. While the Tigers have been there all along, he said they’re definitely much more in the mix now that he got an opportunity to see the Auburn campus once again.
“They were always in my Top 10 and they’re still in it very hard,” Mullen said. “Right now I’m just taking my time. Whenever I feel like it’s the best time for me I’ll talk to my coach and family members and just the coaches I’m talking to at my schools.”