Tradition is an important part of any school, but Clemson football takes tradition to another level with a history abundant with many traditions few college programs can match.
Years and years of legacies following in the footsteps of their elders have created a rich pipeline of recruits who have helped the Tigers build the proud program they are today.
Clemson nabbed a gem on signing day back in 2016 when No. 2 cornerback Trayvon Mullen chose Clemson over Florida State and LSU. His little brother could follow in his footsteps if the Tigers give him an offer.
Tiawan Mullen, a Coconut Creek (Fla.) product in the Class of 2019, still has not received a Clemson offer, but he is in frequent contact with the school and plans on visiting this summer.
“I will be up there in the summer it could be early June or mid-June,” he said.
Mullen will be visiting multiple schools this summer with his high school team.
“Coming up in a week I’m going to UCF and during the summer my team and I are going on a college tour,” said Mullen.
The college tour will take them to Southern Miss, UAB, Alabama, Alabama State, Georgia and a couple of other schools.
Michigan State, Louisville and Mississippi State are recruiting Mullen the hardest at this point in the game, but being a 2019 recruit, he has a decent amount of time left in the recruitment process.
“I’m just looking into everyone and giving everyone a chance to recruit me,” said Mullen.
Although he knows a lot about the inner workings of the Clemson program because of his older brother, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound says the competition between schools would still be even.
“Clemson wouldn’t have too much, but they would be in my idea,” he said.
Still an offer from the reigning National Champs is a big deal and it would mean a lot to Mullen.
“It means a lot because they are one of the top teams in college football and they won the national championship,” he said.
Even though he has a long time until his decision, Mullen knows what he wants in his school.
“I’m looking for a great atmosphere, getting treated like family and also to feel comfortable with a great coaching staff,” said Mullen.