LEO is not just a saying. It is a symbol of family, and on Sunday, June 20, the Cream and Crimson family got a little bit larger with the commitment from four-star cornerback Trevell Mullen.
Does that name sound familiar? It should. Mullen is the brother of former Clemson cornerback and current starter for the Las Vegas Raiders secondary Trayvon Mullen. Mullen’s other brother? None other than the highest rated returning corner in the Big Ten and Indiana’s very own, Tiawan Mullen.
Mullen chose Indiana over Syracuse, Miami, Penn State, and West Virginia. According to 247Sports, the four-star corner has a composite score of 0.9281 which makes him the 181st overall and 22nd best cornerback in the class of 2022.
In comparison, his brother Trayvon was a four-star with a composite rating of 0.9679, was 63rd overall, and the 6th best corner in the class of 2016. Taiwan recorded a composite score of 0.8783, was the 547th overall and 55th best corner in the class of 2019, all according to 247Sports.
If Mullen’s family resume tells Indiana fans anything it’s to expect big things from the youngest in the family.
The 5-foot-11, 150-pound Mullen was clocked at a 4.75-second 40-yard dash, a 4,65-second run in the shuttle drill, and recorded a 28.10-inch vertical at The Opening Regional on February 17, 2019. Those are the last reported results for each drill according to 247Sports. All drill times and results may sound underwhelming, but with two years of growth since the last recorded results, expect to see major improvements in all drills.
Mullen may be below average in the weight category by 15 pounds for the position in college football, but he makes up for it in height. He stands just shy of six-foot and nearly two-inches taller than the average defensive back in college football.
Indiana head coach Tom Allen has a great prospect in Mullen and will continue to recruit players that, like Mullen and the rest of his family, bring more than just their ability on the field. They bring the ability to LEO.