WR Keveon Mullins (6-2 200) of Memphis, a former commitment of the Tigers, now calls USC his favorite with the Tigers second on his list. He also has Georgia and Louisville in his top four, and he visited Louisville Friday, but he said Sunday night it’s the Gamecocks and Tigers he’s pondering over for a decision by the end of July, and the Gamecocks have a wide advantage. Mullins camped at USC last week.
“I like South Carolina, they are great,” Mullins said. “I love the coaches and how they said they would use me. The lead is very big. They’re number one. There’s one thing I like about it, that they have a lot of receivers and start as freshmen. That’s something I would like to do, go in and plays as a freshman. And I love that my position coach is the offensive coordinator and he calls the plays. That’s a good thing, that your position coach calls plays.”
Mullins got a lot of attention from receivers coach/offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon and head coach Will Muschamp during his camp visit. He feels he did a nice job of showing them his various skills and they liked what they saw from him, especially his size.
“Me having a nice body, a big size, me being a big receiver,” he said. “They also like the way I return kicks, being a kick returner. I did one-on-one work with the receivers coach. Muschamp was out there watching. I like the way he does things. I like the way he coaches. I liked the way he worked me out and put me thru drills. I learned a couple of things from them and the things I learned, I like what I learned.”
Despite putting the Gamecocks well out in front, Mullins said he’s not all the way there on his final decision.
“I’m thinking things over,” Mullins said. “If I had made up my mind, I would have gone ahead and committed. I’m just thinking things over. It’s really between Memphis and South Carolina, I’m just thinking things over. (The hometown pull) is big but it wasn’t as big as when I was committed to Memphis. Even though I decommitted they are still recruiting me hard.”
As is USC.
“Man, since I left I’ve been hearing from them every day. Every day,” Mullnis said. “Coach Muschamp hit me up every day. And I’ve got a good relationship with Ryan (Hilinski), the junior quarterback commit. We talk every day, too. That’s my guy.”
Last season Mullins caught 52 passes for 2011 yards and 8 touchdowns.