Coconut Creek (Fla.) DB Trayvon Mullen picks Clemson

Coconut Creek (Fla.) DB Trayvon Mullen picks Clemson

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Coconut Creek (Fla.) DB Trayvon Mullen picks Clemson

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Coconut Creek High School cornerback Trayvon Mullen with his Clemson University hat during national signing day at Coconut Creek High School. (Photo: Robert Duyos, USA TODAY Sports)

Coconut Creek High School cornerback Trayvon Mullen with his Clemson University hat during national signing day at Coconut Creek High School. (Photo: Robert Duyos, USA TODAY Sports)

Coconut Creek (Fla.) defensive back Trayvon Mullen chose Clemson over FSU, LSU, Louisville and TCU in an announcement Wednesday at his high school, televised on ESPNU.

“For the next three or four years, I will play at Clemson University,” Mullen said. “Basically, it was just the opportunity. I like the program, I love the program. I feel that is going to be the place where I can be successful. I just went with my heart.”

The 6-1, 175-pound Mullen said he made up his mind when he stepped on the campus at Clemson for his official visit.

“I felt the love when I stepped on the campus,” he said.

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Mullen, a four-star prospect and U.S. Army All-American, is also considered a top punt and kick returner. He was a first-team All-Broward County selection the past two seasons and a second-team American Family Insurance ALL-USA defensive back this past season.

“To get a young man like Trayvon Mullen, it’s really hard to find guys with the coverage skills and length that he has,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “This is a big, big, big get for us here.”

Clemson lost five defensive backs from last year’s team even though none of them was a senior. “All of a sudden, we were in the DB business,” Swinney said.

Mullen’s cousin, Lamar Jackson, is the starting quarterback at Louisville.

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