Scherer: Michigan State had a lot of top talent at their camp what do you think that says about the program?
Mullen: "Michigan State, all the talent that they brought showed that they are obviously a powerhouse football program. If you've got all of these players coming to Michigan State's camp obviously its a big power house in the nation. Everyone really wants to be in this green and be a Spartan and they're going to do whatever they have to do to be a Spartan, so that's showing that Michigan State is a real powerhouse.
As far as me, walking away from there, I've been to the Cincinnati (Scout.com) combine and the Chicago (Scout.com) combine and so it was just like another combine actually, you know? I walked away feeling more confident about myself, but actually knowing what I had to do better this season and what to work on. I know what more to work on and what I need to do better to be a Spartan."
Scherer: What did you think of the coaching staff, which coaches did you talk to and what did you think of them?
Mullen: "The coaches are all nice. It's real good when you have coaches like that who are open to talk about anything to you. [That's] real good. It shows that they have good character also. I talked to Coach Treadwell. He's a real good person to talk to and he's real easy to talk to. Coach Barnett was real easy to talk to, kind of funny, easy to get along with. Coach Dantonio he's calm, and collected so that was good too. I like the coaching staff a lot."
Scherer: How many times do you plan to come up and watch Tyquan (Hammock) play and how excited are you to maybe see him start as a true freshman or at least get into the playing group?
Mullen: "I'll try to split the time between Tyquan's game, L.B.'s games and uncle Adrian's (Bowling Green defensive back Adrian Spencer, brother of Dallas Cowboys defensive back Anthony Spencer) games. Most of Adrian's games are home, so I'll probably catch two of his. L.B., depending on his circumstances, I'll probably catch three or four, the rest of them, I'll be at Tyquan's games.
I like to always watch him because he's a real good player. He's agressive strong and also smart, so it's going to be a real good experience to get up there and watch him get on the field on just stand on the sidelines and you know learn more. I'm going to try to get up there as much as possible.
Scherer: What's the one thing you need to do off the field to make you a better student-athlete?
Mullen: "Train harder in all aspects of my life. With it being football or school. I can always work harder and train harder to be the best student-athlete I can be."