"I have been working hard," Mullins said on Wednesday afternoon. "I have been running and lifting and doing the normal stuff, but I have been doing everything in that book they sent me."
"That book" is the official workout regimen of the Mississippi State football program. Mullins reports that the demands of that program have been pretty demanding at times.
"It was really hard in the beginning," Mullins said. "It took some time for my body to get used to everything, but I am doing good with it now. I am able to do everything and I can tell a difference."
In addition to his work in the weight room, the talented defensive end has been working especially hard on his academic responsibilities.
"I didn't get to go to the spring game, because I was taking the ACT," Mullins said. "I have been working to get everything taken care of. My mama has been working with me. If I ever have anything I need to do over, then she makes sure I get it done. I have had to work really hard to get everything together, but I am good to go now.
"I am supposed to move over to Mississippi State on June 6th."
Heading into the fall, Mullins is unsure if he will see action this season or not. Either way, the three star standout is prepared for whatever comes in his way.
"It is what it is. I am good either way," Mullins said. "I want to play, but if they decide to redshirt me, then that's okay. I just want to do what the coaches want me to do. I am ready to get back out there and get to work again. It's been different not being out there this spring and going through practice.
"At that same time, it has given me the time to get all of my workouts done and get all of my school work done. I am graduating next week and then a couple of weeks later, I am going to be at Mississippi State and getting ready to play in the SEC."