San Diego State gets Mauldin's pledge

Lockdown corners are tough to find, so apparently when San Diego State saw Cerritos CB Davion Mauldin (5-10, 170) in action they knew right away they wanted him. They stepped up with an offer recently and during an in-home visit Mauldin told the coaches he was ready to be an Aztec.

"I committed to them last night," an excited Mauldin told about his in-home visit with the San Diego State coaches on Wednesday night. "They were here and it was the right time to make my decision.

"The first thing is that the location is perfect because my family can come and watch me. The second thing is I just loved the chemistry of the team and how the coaches interacted with the team. When I went there on my visit I was there when school was out, but all the players were there and they were working hard together already getting ready for next season.

"The third thing was that in my two or three years of being there, most of the defensive guys will be returning so we should be pretty strong the next couple years and that means a lot to me."

Mauldin chose the Aztecs over offers from Akron, Nevada and UTEP.

"I took a trip to Akron on December 7th and liked it a lot and I was at Nevada this past weekend," Mauldin noted. "I also had a trip scheduled for UTEP this coming weekend, but I cancelled that because San Diego State is where I wanted to be."

Mauldin has 4.45 speed, but make no mistake about it, he isn't a pushover against the run like most speedy corners can be.

"I think with my size and speed, everyone thinks I'm not going to be a good tackler, but I take pride in that aspect," Mauldin said. "I come up and tackle guys and take on running backs and I like being physical and being a hitter.

"I had 67 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes defensed so I think I'm an all-around corner."

Mauldin will finish his AA in May and when he gets to San Diego he will have three years to play two.

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