Mullins Talks Tennessee Trip

Defensive line prospect Aleric Mullins talks about his recent official visit to Tennessee, if he has a leader at this time and some changes in his official visit schedule.

Wendell, N.C.--East Wake High defensive lineman Aleric Mullins took his third official visit to Tennessee over the weekend and the 6-2, 295-pounder says that he came away from his trip to Rocky Top very impressed.

"The trip went really well," he says. "The coaches were good. I got to meet Coach (Phillip) Fulmer, meet with him a lot, him and Coach Brooks. The players were real good, how they bond as a team. Pretty much the players stuck out more than anything."

Having already taken official visits to both Oklahoma and Auburn, Mullins says that there is just something about the atmosphere that surrounds the Vols' program that made an impression on him.

"I would say that among the other trips I have taken Tennessee sticks out the most because of the players and the coaches," he notes. "The facilities are great.

"Auburn was a good trip, I mean, all three places had good players and good coaches, but Tennessee has the tendency to stick out more because of how the players react to each other, and how they do a lot of things with each other," he adds. "So, they still have a tendency stick out more than the other two."

Aleric Mullins, wearing number 70, had an impressive showing at the North Carolina vs. South Carolina Shrine Bowl.

Although the big lineman says he was very impressed with what Phillip Fulmer and the Vols had to offer, he says that he is still not ready to name Tennessee as his leader.

"I really can't say that right now because pretty much all three places have good things about them," he explains. "So, I would say it is still on fair ground."

With three visits down, Mullins has two to go. However, he has made one change to his previous visit schedule and has finally decided which team will receive his fifth visit.

"I am not going on that Florida trip," he says about this upcoming weekend. I am going to Mizzou (Missouri). "Then, the last trip is going to be to North Carolina."

The lineman notes that that one reason he will be tripping to Missouri this weekend is because he has some family ties in the state.

As for his decision, Mullins says that is something that he is trying to sort out. "I am already starting to sit down and evaluate the visits that I have already been on," he explains. "So, I would be looking forward to making a decision probably that Monday when I come back from North Carolina."

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