Derrius Mullins is a three-star defensive lineman with a bright future.
He is physically imposing and is sure to disrupt offenses in any scheme. For now, he’s a member of the St. Francis De Sales squad in Columbus, OH. Next year, he could stay in-state or venture to one of the neighboring programs, to begin his college career.
He has collected nearly 20 Division I scholarship offers and he plans to keep visiting schools throughout the summer. According to Rivals, Mullins will soon be visiting the WVU football program in Morgantown.
Scout.com has said that Mullins has recently visited a handful of schools, including Kentucky, but Indiana might just be the frontrunner to land the 6-ffot-4, 355-pound prospect.
Another site, 247sports.com, says that Mullins’ interest level is 100-percent invested in Ohio State.
Other schools that may land Mullins include, Purdue, Pitt, Michigan State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Kent State, Northwestern, Toledo, Rutgers, Tennessee and West Virginia, among others.
WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen has a chance to land Mullins and it could take a big push when he has his upcoming visit.
The Mountaineers have recently had a strong stretch of defensive players. And, even though most of those skilled guys have emerged in the secondary or linebacker position, the defensive line has produced professional players including Kyle Rose and Chris Nield.
Once Mullins cracks a Division I depth chart, he has the opportunity and potential to reach the same heights as Rose, Nield, and others.
Derrius Mullins is currently the No. 2 defensive lineman in the state of Ohio and is ranked No. 3 at that position in the entire Midwest. He is highly-sought after and has a big decision ahead of him.
No matter where Mullins goes, he will have to wait his turn to move into the starting rotation. Currently, the Mountaineers have six upperclassmen defensive linemen who all saw solid playing time in the 2015 season.
Xavier Pegues, Larry Jefferson, Noble Nwachukwu, Darrien Howard, Christian Brown and D.J. Carozza will all be gone by the time Mullins, potentially, arrives to West Virginia. The underclassmen depth is limited, as of now, so he can fight for early playing time.
Though this is one of the most popular and traditional positions to redshirt, Mullins has the skill and stature to make an impact right away.