Diablo Valley defensive end Chris Mulumba held offers from Fresno State and Iowa State going into the 2015 season and has since added an offer from New Mexico.
The 6-foot-4 and 280-pound defensive lineman was used in a variety of fronts and formations at Diablo Valley, though he was primarily a three-man defensive end. He is especially light on his feet for his size.
The Bay Area JC prospect made two unofficial visits last month - one to Fresno State for its Oct. 10 game versus Utah State and one to San Jose State for the Spartans’ Oct. 24 date vs New Mexico.
“It went well,” Mulumba said of the SJSU trip. “I was on the sidelines before the game, watched the game. I enjoyed my time there. The (facilities) were pretty good. The stadium was cool and the training room.”
Mulumba said he had just been contacted by San Jose State for the first time a “couple weeks” prior to the unofficial visit. He would translate to a defensive tackle in the Spartans’ 4-3 scheme.
“They told me they’re in a tough conference, but that anybody can win,” Mulumba added. “They have some of the best players in the country and every year they compete.”
Of the three offers he holds, Fresno State was the first of which that he got to see in person. The Bulldogs lost 56-14 to Utah State that night, but Mulumba enjoyed his unofficial visit.
“I liked it - I liked the atmosphere,” Mulumba said. “It was a good experience. I like Fresno State a lot, but I haven’t made any decision. I’m waiting until after the season when I take all my visits.”
His primary recruiter with Fresno State is defensive line coach Pete Germano who he has a good relationship with so far.
Mulumba hopes to take official visits before his decision, but he will be a mid-year qualifier. He has been gaining interest from other schools as he heads down the final stretch to his decision. The list includes: Arizona State, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee State, Ohio, Oregon State, Southern Miss, UTSA, Washington State.
He has a visit planned to Iowa State on Dec. 4 and was looking at setting a visit to Southern Miss.
Mulumba has three years to play two.