Injuries are a part of the game, but when you’re a senior and your season ends in an instant, it’s difficult to come back from that and keep your head held high. Aaron Mullins isn’t letting the injury stop him, however. He’s rehabbing his knee and looking towards the future.
Aaron Mullins tore his ACL seven games into this senior season. In those seven games, Mullins had a strong effort with 48 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries for Tates Creek. Now Mullins is working to rehabilitate that injury and get ready for the next level.
“It’s getting better each and everyday,” said Mullins. “It’s going to take about eight months to fully heal so I can play football,” said the 6-foot-2, 240-pound lineman.
Mullins is getting in consistent workouts to get his knee back on track.
“I’m going to the gym three days a week and doing exercises in the pool,” he continued.
Mullins is sitting on one scholarship offer right now, from Illinois State, but he’s still hearing from a couple of other schools. UCLA and Western Kentucky are still in contact, but it looks like Mullins has some other options at his disposal as well.
“The options I have are to attend a prep school or grayshirt,” he said. “My recruiting process is not over. I’m think I’m eligible to be in the 2012 class now,” he said.
Mullins will go ahead and take an official visit to Illinois State in the next couple of weeks, but don’t expect a decision any time soon.
“I have until next year to make my decision,” said Mullins.