The Spartans stopped by Coconut Creek (Fla.) and offered the 2016 cornerback and he was excited.
”It was a school I always wanted and I feel like it’s a good fit; it’s my style,” Mullen said. “I had been trying to get in touch with them and it was funny when I got it, I was really excited I got it.”
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Mullen was offered in person by defensive line coach Ron Burton, who was at Coconut Creek and brought plenty of energy with him.
”He was really excited, going around the school and talking to the assistant principals and looking for me,” Mullen said. “People kept coming to me saying Michigan State was looking for me, then the basketball head coach came to me and introduced me to him.
“He was one of the most energetic coaches I’ve ever met. He seemed like a good guy.”
Mullen said he was excited that the wait was over, as the Spartans joined the liked of Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Ohio State. He also likes the reputation Michigan State has with its defensive backs.
”I know it’s a good school and they produce DBs,” he said. “I think they are No. 1 right now with the defense and one of the top DB schools. I don’t know much, but I know that part.
”I just watched them play against Oregon. They played pretty good and I think they could have won that game. I feel like that’s a school I want to keep in mind.”
Mullen has thought about putting out a list of his Top 15 schools, but said he might wait to do that and see what other schools decide to offer him.
“Right now, I’m just taking it slow basically,” he said. “I’m just waiting because I don’t wanna do that and then get a school that could be a great fit.”