The recruitment of Austin (Texas) Reagan running back Mulbah Car has been busy since the spring, and now the talented runner is acting on those offers.
Car, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound back, holds a number of Power 5 offers from the likes of Iowa State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Purdue and Indiana. After making summer stops at Texas and Houston, Car is now on his way to the Midwest.
Car is set to visit Iowa State on Thursday, he told AllCyclones.com, and will then stop at Nebraska on Friday before returning home.
“It’s been great,” Car said of recruiting. “I thank God for letting me go through this. Right now I have eliminated some of [the schools] just to figure out which ones are more reasonable for me. Me, my coaches and my mentor have been working through that and I’m making my decision, not right now, but I’m getting there.”
Iowa State offered Car back during the spring evaluation period when assistant Tommy Mangino stopped in Texas during spring practice. He has been in contact with the Cyclones since, including talks with running backs coach Louis Ayeni.
“I’ve been chatting with them on Twitter, they told me to look some information up and they’ve sent letters and stuff to check out,” Car said of Iowa State. “I actually talked with the running backs coach and it was pretty awesome. He sounded really good, kind of like a coach that’s pretty fun and all that. We just kept on talking and talking from there on. [He] told me that there have been players who can run the ball, but when I run the ball I run with a passion or something like that.”
Car, who Scout.com ranks as the No. 20 running back for the 2016 class in the deep and talented state of Texas, also plays linebacker at Reagan.
During a breakout junior campaign, Car rushed for 1,655 yards and 20 touchdowns. He could be a focal point for Iowa State in the 2016 class with the need for a talented running back, and playing time excites him.
“It’s very exciting,” Car said of the possibility he could contribute early in Ames. “I’m thinking it’s going to be really good just to go out there and show myself and go to a school that’s pretty awesome. I just want to do the same thing that I did at my high school, just build up a team that will do well in every way and become a great player and a great person. That’s mostly what I’m looking for.”
First up, Car will stop in Ames for the first time to visit.
“Going there I just want see how it is, see how the environment is, because I heard it’s really cold down there and the big thing about me is I’m kind of afraid of cold a little bit,” Car said. “I’ll take it if I have to.”
Car is hoping to commit somewhere during his senior season.