When you play the other defensive end position at the same school as five-star Devon Kennard then it may be difficult getting ink, but Danny Mullarkey (6-3, 220, 4.8) from Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista is beginning to make a name for himself.
Mullarkey had an outstanding showing at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles on April 20th and based on his performance it is a good bet that his star will definitely rise.
Mullarkey earned second-team all-5A and first-team all-region as a junior after racking up 89 tackles and recording 10.5 sacks.
Desert Vista's other defensive end has one offer on the table from Washington and is getting serious recruiting attention from Colorado, Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA.
Mullarkey took in the USC's scrimmage on Saturday and came away impressed.
"USC was nice and so was the campus," Mullarkey said. "The atmosphere is great and they love playing the game.
USC wasn't the only school that Mullarkey took in while he was in Southern California this weekend.
"I met Coach Rick Neuheisel and he showed me around the campus," Mullarkey said. "The campus was awesome.
"I will also take an unofficial visit to Washington sometime this spring or summer," Mullarkey said. "We haven't set the date yet, but we are definitely going to visit Washington.
"Seattle is a nice place to live and Coach Tyrone Willingham is a great coach," Mullarkey said. "Washington also has great facilities.
How did Mullarkey feel he did at NIKE?
"I'm happy with my performance, but I have some kinks with my pass rush," Mullarkey said. "I know what I have to work on.
Mullarkey will be taking at least three more camps to work on bettering his skills. He is planning on taking in camps at Arizona State, Stanford and Colorado.
In the weight room Mullarkey's current bench is 305, he squats 365 and he has recorded a 29-inch vertical.
Mullarkey is also outstanding in the classroom with his 3.7 GPA and 1910 SAT.