When Austin (Texas) Reagan running back Mulbah Car headed for the Midwest late last week, he had no idea what to expect upon his arrival.
Consider Car impressed by his first impression.
“I didn’t think it was going to be that huge, like wide, and it was. It was beautiful,” Car said of the Iowa State campus. “The stadium was beautiful. Right now they’re building more stuff around it and I went there and they showed me a couple of things like the weight room, I talked to the academic advisor and checked out the dorms.”
Car visited Iowa State on Thursday before making a trip to Nebraska on Friday prior to his return to Texas. The 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.
His visits to Iowa State and Nebraska came following visits earlier this summer to Texas and Houston and provided a chance to meet with the coaches he has conversed with virtually since the spring.
“I talked to [Coach Rhoads]. We just chatted,” Car said of his time in Ames. “He told me, ‘You’d be a great fit over here. We’re looking for a person who has a great attitude like [you].’”
Car also met with running backs coach Louis Ayeni, who was along for the ride with Car throughout his visit around campus.
“He was great, funny. He was like me,” Car said. “We love working out. He’s buff and I’m buff. He was an awesome guy.”
Car said he enjoyed his stop at Nebraska, adding that the Cornhuskers will be high on his list, although he isn’t sure yet what schools stand out. To this point Car, who hopes to make a decision during his senior season, has eliminated a few schools but is still deciding what to do next.
Iowa State and Nebraska both remain in the running after his visits.
“I’ll take official visits. These ones were just unofficial visits just to check it out and see what I hadn’t seen yet,” Car said. “Right now I actually took out Indiana and BYU and that was one of those things I had to take [them] out because it was a little too far. I haven’t been there.”