Talented Teammates Talk Auburn Visit

Dionte Mullins

Gulliver Prep (Fla.) teammates Dionte Mullins (2016) and Dominic Sheppard (2015) talk about visiting Auburn while Mullins discusses getting an offer from the Tigers.

Miami, Fla.--A pair of talented teammates from Gulliver Prep School were among a big group of players from South Florida that visited the Auburn campus Sunday as part of a tour of schools across the Southeast.

A 2016 wide receiver already with offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Florida Atlantic and several smaller schools, 6-0, 165 Dionte Mullins also enjoyed his time on the Plains. Spending time with Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn, wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and learning more about Auburn's offense and the wide receiver position, Mullins said he was impressed by the trip and excited after getting an offer from the Tigers.

"It was a great visit," Mullins said. "The facilities were very nice. Talking to the head coach was nice. The stadium was great and I love the school. It was beautiful. The campus was nice. I loved it. Coach Craig is a great coach. He talked to me about school first and then we went on to football. He's a great person.

"Getting an offer from Auburn means a lot," he added. "I always dreamed about being at big-time schools and getting offers. It was a dream come true. I started from the bottom and I just have to keep working hard."

Already with offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida Atlantic, Appalachian State, Central Florida and Pittsburgh, after catching 29 passes for 379 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman, Mullins said the Auburn offer is going to have to Tigers in his recruiting for the long haul.

"It's beautiful," Mullins said. "I love Auburn. I might commit to this school. I'm going to take it slowly until my senior year before I decide where I want to play ball."

Expected to be a top linebacker in the 2015 class, 6-1, 220 Dominic Sheppard already has offers from several top programs and Sunday came close to adding one from Auburn. Spending time with Auburn defensive coordinator and linebacker coach Ellis Johnson as well as his recruiting coach Dameyune Craig, Sheppard said the visit to see the Tigers went well and he's looking forward to hearing more from them in the future.

"It was a nice visit," Sheppard said. "I met the coaches and everything. It was really swell. The coaches seemed to like me a lot. They would like to offer me, but they are undecisive where to put me whether it's the "star" position or the middle or outside linebacker. They want to see me this season to see what position I would be playing."

With offers from Clemson, Florida, Marshall, Miami, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and several other schools, Sheppard said getting an offer would be huge for him moving forward in the recruiting process.

"I really liked how they are building new facilities and how everything is going to change," Sheppard said. "I just like the environment around Auburn. An Auburn offer would be big. That would be the top school I have right now. They would be one of the five schools I would like to visit officially next year."

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