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Fast rising WR has busy summer

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Three-star wide receiver/defensive back Richard Mullaney (6-3, 185, 4.6) from Thousand Oaks, Calif., is making a name for himself after a strong junior season and an equally strong spring and summer going into his senior season.
Mullaney earned all-state (underclassman), first-team all-county as a wide receiver, first-team all-CIF as a wide receiver and was his league's defensive player of the year as a junior.
From his wide receiver position, Mullaney had 80 receptions for 1,000-plus yards and 12 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, Mullaney tied a school record with eight interceptions.
On the recruiting trail, Mullaney has nine offers on the table from Air Force, Cal Poly-SLO, Colorado State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Oregon State.
Mullaney has been very busy this spring and summer taken in camps with Arizona State, Cal, Washington and UCLA.
"I really enjoyed my camp at Arizona State," Mullaney said. "The coaches, they are all knew who I was and they all introduced themselves to me.
"After the ASU camp their receiver coach said that he wants to offer me," Mullaney said. "He said he has to talk to Coach Erickson (ASU head coach Dennis Erickson) and they are supposed to get back to me soon about that.
"I did pretty good at Cal," Mullaney said. "Their receivers coach (Kevin Daft), I liked him a lot. They just said they're going to wait for the season because they're not sure about me so they want to see some of my senior season.
"UCLA went pretty good," Mullaney said. "I like Coach Rick Neuheisel a lot and the receivers coach (Reggie Moore), I like him. I pulled my groin during the week before the camp so they want to see me run my 40 when I'm healthy.
"I love up there in Washington," Mullaney said. "The coaches, Coach Dougherty (wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty) wants to offer me like ASU, but he has to talk to the head coach (Steve Sarkisian). He (Sarkisian) left halfway through the camp because he had to go up to another camp. He's supposed to be back in a week and when he comes back, all the coaches, he (Dougherty) said are going to talk and hopefully I'll get an offer."
Mullaney has been tearing it up on the 7-on-7 circuit. In the Conejo Classic Mullaney ended up scoring 16 touchdowns over the two day tournament helping Thousand Oaks win the tourney over teams like Westlake, Calif., Westlake (Calif.) Oaks Christian and North Hills (Calif.) Alemany.
Mullaney will be in Alabama this weekend with the B2G team playing in a national tournament against some of the nation's best players.
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