Michigan was the first school to offer Boston (Mass.) Milton Academy 2020 4-star LB/RB Kalel Mullings.
2020 4-star LB Kalel Mullings Looks Forward to Learning More About Michigan on BBQ Trip
Mullings is one of four Massachusetts recruits visiting Michigan on July 28.
Michigan was the first school to offer Boston (Mass.) Milton Academy 2020 four-star linebacker Kalel Mullings on Jan. 20, 2017.
In return, he has been highly interested in the Wolverines and has checked out Ann Arbor on multiple different occasions. On July 28, he will return for Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House.
“I am looking forward to being there with other recruits,” Mullings said. “I also want to talk to other recruits about their recruiting experience. I want to exchange stories about the different schools we have visited.
“I need to know how the coaches are with their families in a laid-back atmosphere, too.”
Other players Mullings is close with that will be at Michigan’s BBQ include Milton (Mass.) Academy 2021 offensive and defensive lineman Greg Crippen, Cambridge (Mass.) Buckingham Browne & Nichols 2020 3-star OT Zak Zinter and Cambridge (Mass.) Buckingham Browne & Nichols 2022 LB Tyler Martin.
“A few players from my school league, plus my teammate, will be there, so I’m just excited to be with them in a laid-back atmosphere,” Mullings said.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound two-way player, also working as a running back, has offers to play for Boston College, Michigan, Penn State, Clemson, Duke, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers, San Jose State, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
“Michigan is high on my list,” Mullings said. “I am two years away from signing, so I am going to try to visit as many schools as possible.”
Mullings claims Michigan will be one of his final 5 schools when he narrows down his list.
In the near future, Mullings wants to see Northwestern, Notre Dame and Penn State. His most recent two visits were a camp at Notre Dame on June 9 and an unofficial to Penn State on June 21. Back on March 24, Mullings went to Junior Day at North Carolina.
“I like the academics,” Mullings said of the three programs. “Those schools are in my area, so it only makes sense to check them out.”
On June 7 and June 9, Mullings participated in camps that featured Michigan coaches, including defensive coordinator Don Brown.
“My relationship with Coach Brown has been great,” Mullings said. “I was able to camp last Thursday (June 7) at Michigan’s satellite camp at University of Rhode Island. I worked out at linebacker and Coach Brown was one of the coaches, so I got a sample of his coaching style.
“On Saturday (June 9), I attended Michigan’s Big Man satellite camp at University of Massachusetts. I was able to watch the camp and talk to both UMass and Michigan coaches.”
Going to the BBQ with Crippen, Zinter and Martin will be enjoyable for Mullings, but he does not want to lose sight of the real reason behind the visit.
He wants himself, and all his friends, to treat it as a business trip.
“It’s cool to go with friends and teammates,” Mullings said. “I’m more comfortable but we all know that at the end of the day, everyone has to get as much out of the visit as possible to help them make their decision.”
Mullings is ranked No. 48 in the nation, No. 3 at the outside linebacker position and No. 2 in Massachusetts.
WolverinesWire has a full list of recruits planning to attend the BBQ at the Big House.