One of the brightest spotlights will be on Trayvon Mullen next month when an ESPN camera crew broadcasts his college decision live on National Signing Day (Feb. 3).
The nation’s No. 3 cornerback is doing his best to keep his decision close to the vest, particularly with five schools “even” in the race.
Mullen told SEC Country that LSU, Clemson, Florida State, TCU and Louisville are his final five schools, but he can see himself fitting in at LSU.
“I feel like I fit in real good there. After all, it’s ‘DBU,’ ” Mullen said during the U.S. Army Bowl from San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday.
“I’m a long, strong guy. I want to compete with guys and compete to get better, and that’s why I feel I fit in well in their system.”
An interesting twist: LSU will be the last to host Mullen for an official visit.
The 4-star cornerback is scheduled to go to Clemson on Jan. 15, four days after the national championship, then make his fifth and final visit to LSU on Jan. 22.
There’s no rhyme or reason to the order of the visits, Mullen said, but there are expectations.
“It’s just the order I set up. I had to get some things squeezed in because I didn’t commit at the game,” he explained.
“I want to see everything. I want the coaches showing me why they want me to come there and that I can have a big impact.”
Early playing time is a factor Mullen is weighing, though the 6-foot-1, 168-pound Pompano Beach, Fla., native is confident that he can earn playing time at any of the aforementioned five schools.
“With the talent I’ve got, I could play anywhere in my top five,” Mullen said.