Linebacker Prospect Robert Mullins

One of the elite linebacker prospects in Southern California next season will definitely be 6-2, 205-pound Robert Mullins from Los Angeles Dorsey. Playing with a bunch of seniors that went to D-1 schools, he led the team in tackles...

Part of a loaded defensive unit in 2005, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey linebacker Robert Mullins (6-2, 205) will be finding himself a little lonesome come his senior year.

His teammates on defense a year ago included Ohio State-signee Mark Johnson, California-signee Keith Browner, Arizona-signee Jovan Hayes and USC-signee Stafon Johnson.

Mullins actually led the team with 165 tackles, along with five sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown.

With his four teammates bound for college, Mullins should probably rack up even more impressive stats his senior year, with him being focal point of the Dons' defense, which is fine with him.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of next year. We lost some talent, but we'll be alright. I'm just going to go out and be a leader," said Mullins.

Early in the recruiting game, Mullins has six schools he's showing interest in, including one school that's already offered.

"Ole Miss was the first school to offer me," said Mullins. "I'm also getting a lot of letters from USC, Miami, Notre Dame, UCLA and Texas."

In fact, it's the Longhorns who are the early leaders for Mullins.

"Texas is my No. 1 school. All of my mom's side is from Texas. I've always liked them," said Mullins. "USC is my number two school. A lot of my friends are going there. Then UCLA, Notre Dame and Miami."

But with his mom's family being in the Lone Star State, she still wants him close to home. "My mom wants me nearby. But she knows it's up to me and they'll be good with whatever is best for me," said Mullins.

This spring, Mullins will be at the Combine in Los Angeles and will also be at the Nike Camp. He also won't be making a hasty decision. "I want to take my visits, don't want to rush into anything," Mullins said.

He played outside linebacker for Dorsey in 2005 but could move inside for his senior year. "We had Mark (Johnson) in the middle, but I like inside and I want to play in the middle," said Mullins.

He also runs track, running the 100m and doing the long jump.

Academically, Mullins is in fine shape, carrying a 3.5 GPA and scoring a 1290 on the new SAT as a sophomore.

"I took it in 10th grade, never prepared and never studied and got an okay score. Next time I take it I'll be a lot more serious. Education is very important to me. I'm in two AP classes right now and will be in more next year," Mullins said.

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