"Coach Browning and Coach [Marvin] Sanders are real good guys, we always joke around and having a good time. They were talking to me about coming in [for an official visit]."
Mullins, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound defensive tackle from Wendell (N.C.) East Wake, enjoyed the game with UNC commits Kendric Burney and Ryan Taylor. Noticeably missing from the group was close friend Deunta Williams, who was on the phone with Mullins providing game updates of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
"Deunta [Williams] didn't come," said Mullins. "He was talking about the [U.S.] Army [All-American] Game. He was telling me how that was going."
In addition to the game updates, Williams also made sure Mullins was aware of the Tar Heels' latest – and greatest – catch, Scout.com four-star recruit Jarrell Miller.
"It made me think about Carolina a little bit more," said Mullins. "It was a fact that he was a good player playing in the [U.S.] Army [All-American] Game."
Mullins, who has already taken official visits with Oklahoma and Auburn, will visit Tennessee this weekend and Florida the following weekend. Following this weekend's trip to Knoxville, Mullins will decide whether "there's going to be a need" for a final official visit during the last weekend of January. UNC is one of the top candidates for that final official trip.