After being pulled to the varsity late in his freshman year for a playoff game, Blair Mulholland prepared all through the offseason to be the man for Kimberly High last Fall.
He was that and then some, rushing for over 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns while helping his squad to a state title.
"Freshman year, I expected to be JV-ish and then as I went on with other sports, wrestling, I was full time varsity and track as well, so by the time I hit summer lifting, I wanted to be in that spot of being the guy to count on."
Colleges have taken notice of Mulholland. While not tall at 5-foot-9, he is a compact 180-pounds and shows great balance and burst on his sophomore film.
He will have a chance to increase that interest over the next month when he gets in front of several of those programs at their camps.
"As of right now, I'm going to Chicagoland Showcase at Northwestern on June 12th. June 15th, I believe we are going to Wisconsin, but that could change to Michigan, and I plan on going to North Dakota State June 20-22 and then I think we were planning on going to a Michigan State one sometime in there if possible, then Minnesota some time in July. Those dates aren't set yet."
Last season coupled with a strong performance at last month's NIKE Football Training Camp in Chicago, have given Mulholland the confidence that he can play at a high level.
"Especially going to NIKE helped my self esteem and confidence. I had something to measure myself up to other competitors and I guess it's opened doors too. Seeing all the schools that seemed interested after that has built my confidence up knowing people are watching me rather than I'm just another face in the crowd."
Mulholland was an All-Conference selection in 2013.