Whenever an event like junior day is held there are under-the-radar prospects who attend who see their recruitment take off during their senior season. One prospect that potentially fits that description is Big Horn High School (Buffalo, Wyoming) offensive lineman Seth Mullinax. How the visit came about was a short whirlwind.
“Probably two weeks before the visit, I first got contact from them," Mullinax said. "One of their recruiting coordinators, [Dustin] Haines contacted me via Twitter. We talked for a while, then me and [offensive line] Coach [Greg] Austin talked for a while, too.”
Since he hasn’t been talking to Nebraska’s staff long, there hasn’t been time to build a deep bond with the staff. However, Mullinax does have positive things to say about his interactions with Austin so far.
“I think he’s a really great dude," Mullinax said. "Me and him, even on the phone, really hit it off. He’s really personable. Once I met him in person, he was really cool. He sat with us at lunch while we were at Nebraska. He saw my shirt and it said 'FCA’ on it and he liked that because they have an FCA [Fellowship of Christian Athletes] program going there. We just really connected.”
Mullinax told me that he didn’t get to directly talk with Scott Frost, but heard him talk a couple times and thought he seemed like a really great guy. He did get to sit down with offensive coordinator Troy Walters, and he and his dad enjoyed that. At this point, nothing is set in stone for a return trip, but Mullinax is definitely interested in getting back to Lincoln.
“We are talking about coming back for a game and watching," he said. "That would be really cool. We’re talking about camps, but we are still a little undecided if we’d go all the way down to Nebraska or meet in the middle at Wyoming. They could come up and watch me at Wyoming at the individual camp there.”
Right now, Mullinax has been talking to Wyoming, Montana, Montana State, Air Force, Colorado, Cornell and Yale in addition to Nebraska. He currently does not hold an offer from Nebraska. With him being under the radar at this point, what is it about his film that the Huskers staff likes?
“Coach Haines and Coach Austin both like that in one of our schemes I pull out and hit the outside linebacker. They like that I put them on their backs every time. They like my explosiveness and speed I put forth every play.”
This staff has made a real effort to bring prospects in for practices so they can see the tempo and how much fun is had while working hard. Frost and company are turning a Husker practice into a destination and Mullinax liked what he saw.
“It felt a lot like home watching their practice and comparing it to ours.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.