Because of transcript and transfer issues, junior cornerback Trayvon Mullen didn't play during his sophomore season for Coconut Creek (FL) High. Looking at his scholarship list, one never would have guessed.
"Those schools mean a lot to me," Mullen told Scout.com. "I was a big shock when I got those offers because they're all from big schools that are winning championships, conference titles, bowl games and things like that. As far as them having great coaching staffs, being a good fit for me and the type of school that they are, those are all things I look at."
Mullen – an early three-star prospect by Scout.com - goes in-depth on his latest three offers.
Alabama: "The offer came at me out of the blue. I really didn't think I would get offered by Alabama, so it was really shocking. I was happy at the same time. I figured an offer like that would come during my football years, but I wasn't sure how soon it would come. Talking to Coach Cristobal and him telling me about watching my highlights and loving it, it was real exciting."
LSU: "To be honest I was shocked to get an offer from them because it's a great school, too. They've won championships, conference bowls and big games like that. I know they have great defensive backs that hit from my position. I can see myself being a part of that program because they can help me out."
Wisconsin: "I've talked to Coach Beatty awhile back during school time and he gave me his card and told me to call him back. He said he was watching my highlights after the spring game. He told me he wanted me to come up there for a visit to the school and he gave me an offer because he said he liked my highlights. He was really impressed with the things I did."
"I don't want to name any schools (as favorites) because I have two years left," said Mullen. "I am going to sit back, doing my recruiting thing, keep balling and stay on top of everything as far as classes, doing the weight room and being great as a player."
Not bad for a player who had to sit and watch last season.
"This year I am trying to come out and be the best defensive player I can be," said Mullen. "I want to be the No.1 cornerback in 2016."