By Hale McGranahan.
Back in May, Brent Venables extended an offer to one of the top cornerbacks in the class of 2016.
The recipient, Trayvon Mullen, is a four-star prospect at Florida’s Coconut Creek High School.
“That’s my dream school,” he said, after picking up the offer. “I’ve always wanted an offer from Clemson.”
Last month, the 6-2, 160-pound junior trimmed his list of offers down to 20. Included in that group, of course, was Clemson.
“That was one of my favorite schools growing up,” he told TheClemsonInsider, shortly after the list was tweeted.
Why the attraction to Clemson?
“Just their style, the way they do things.”
This season, Mullen has taken visits to LSU, Florida State and Miami. Along with Clemson, all three made the cut to 20. So did Alabama, Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Auburn, Michigan State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and UCLA.
“I’m hoping to break it down to 10 or 15 (next)…I’ve got to do a little bit more research,” Mullen said.
Mullen visited Clemson during the summer for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, but he hasn’t scheduled a return trip.
“I would, but I don’t really have contact right now,” Mullen said. “I don’t really have contact right now, so I that’s something I’ve got to do, to get back in contact with coach (Dabo) Swinney and the coaches.”
He added that “it’s been a while” since Clemson was in touch.
“But they’re still one of my top schools,” Mullen said.
As a junior, Mullen scored 17 touchdowns and had one interception.