One of the top linebackers in the West region next year will be Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey's Robert Mullins. Mullins was an all-state selection a year ago and is sitting on two scholarship offers at this time.
Mullins, 6-2, 205 pounds was part of one of the top linebacker duos in the region last year. Playing alongside Ohio State bound Mark Johnson, the Dons had one of the best defenses in the state and Mullins was a big reason why.
The athlete finished the year with 165 tackles, five sacks, five forced fumbles, recovered three fumbles and picked off two passes, returning one for a touchdown. We saw Dorsey in person twice last year and Mullins ability to run and hit was very impressive. He's a sideline to sideline type player and is very active and physical.
His honors included 1st team all-league, all-city and all-state underclass. He plays on the inside for the Don but in college, we think Mullins will likely play as a weak side backer and feel he's a very good college prospect.
On the recruiting front, Mullins is hearing from schools from all over and has the talent as well as the grades, to play for just about anyone in the country.
"Mississippi and Arizona have both offered me so far," Mullins said. "I'm hearing from most of the Pac 10 right now as well as Notre Dame and Texas. I actually grew up a Texas fan but USC is my top school right now. My top five would be USC, UCLA, Texas, Ole Miss and Oregon.
"Academics are very important to me and will play a big role in my college decision as well as playing time. I want to go somewhere where I'll have a chance to play early and make an impact."
Academically, Mullins is carrying a 3.4 GPA and scored a 1300 on the SAT. He said would like to major in Architecture and will attend the SoCal Nike camp in April.