Mullen makes the call, and it’s Miami (Ohio)
Ryan Mullen didn’t have to draw on his Ryan Mullen intelligence when offered a Division I football scholarship from Miami (Ohio) University. This was an easy call for a kid whose high school coach calls wise beyond his years. “I knew that I would get other offers — and I have,” the Lakes junior lineman said. “But I just figured, ‘What is going to be better than Miami anyway?’ I couldn’t think of it. So I said, ‘I might as well take a great thing (the scholarship offer) while I have it, before it’s gone.” A 6 foot 3, 270-pounder and varsity starter since his sophomore year, Mullen also had offers from Western Michigan, Ball State, Colgate, UConn and Harvard. He carries a 4.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale and scored a 33 — three off perfection — on his ACT.