Three-star linebacker Robert Mullins (6-2, 210), from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, Calif., still favors California slightly over Oregon, Arizona State and Arizona. All have offered according to Mullins, but Arizona doesn't seem to be recruiting him hard lately.
“I visited California on December (15),” said Mullins, Scout.com’s No. 17 ranked middle linebacker. “It is a beautiful campus. Head coach (Jeff) Tedford, (Bob) Foster (linebackers), and (Ron) Gould (running backs) treated me real well there. Coach Gould was my recruiter. Host Keith Browner (defensive end), took me around the campus. It’s a great environment. I also got to witness the practices. California is a very good academic school.
“I will (officially) visit Arizona State this Friday (Jan. 12),” Mullins said. “They have good players on their team. They have a new coach though (Dennis Erickson) - but he has a good resume. Their team is very disciplined. The school has pretty good academics. It is also a nice place to live.
“My official visit with Oregon will be Jan. 19,” Mullins said. “I’m very interested in seeing their campus. Coach (Don) Pellum (linebackers) and coach (Nick) Aliotti (defensive coordinator) have been talking with me. Coach Pellum is my recruiter. Oregon has been recruiting me since my sophomore year. The football team has been improving every year. They have great players and will compete for the national championship next year.
“I have not planned an official visit with Arizona yet,” Mullins said. “I have tried to contact them, but no contact has been made. Head coach (Mike) Stoops has also been recruiting me since my sophomore year. I want to visit them before Signing Day (Feb. 6), but I have not spoken with anyone there (about a trip).”
Mullins did not play his entire senior year. He injured his hip as a junior and had surgery. The doctors took out some cartilage in his hip.
“I have been going to rehab and my leg is getting stronger every week,” Mullins said. “The doctor says it has been looking good. It does not hurt as much as before. I still feel some pain in my legs, only a little. I'm 90% healed. I just need to stretch everyday to get back in shape. I am starting track, which will help me get my speed. I will also build more mass muscle.”
Mullins junior (10-3) stats: 165 tackles/2 interceptions – 1 touchdown/5 sacks/6 forced fumbles.
He reports a 3.4 core GPA, 1340 SAT (new version), and 17 ACT.