Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

Four-star cornerback Trayvon Mullen committed to Clemson on Wednesday.

It was a surprise commitment from the Coconut Creek (Fla.) High product, who was considered more likely to sign with either LSU or Florida State

Mullen is ranked 72st overall among recruits in the class of 2016 and sixth among cornerbacks, according to Scout.com. He was considering LSU, Florida State and Clemson. The U.S. Army All-America honoree has great size at 6'2" and runs a 4.53 second 40-yard-dash. Here’s what Scout had to say about him: 

“Defensive backs with length are always in demand and at 6-foot-2, Mullen is one of the biggest. Has long arms and while a little lean today, his frame is capable of carrying plenty of weight. Explosive out of his breaks, it is his ability to flip his hips that is his calling card. Size gives him ability to match-up with the taller wide receivers in the red-zone.”

Mullen is the 17th commitment in Clemson's recruiting class, which was ranked No. 19 in the country before his pledge. He can help fill the void left by shutdown cornerback Mackensie Alexander's early departure to the NFL.

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