Tiawan Mullen was a 3-star DB recruit from Pompano Beach, Fla.

He chose to leave the Sunshine State for Indiana as Mullen was a part of the Hoosiers’ 2019 class. He bought into what coach Tom Allen was selling at Indiana.

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So far, in his freshman season, Mullen has made five tackles. He isn’t a ball-hawking player intercepting everything. What freshman DB is?

But, Mullen has impressed Allen to this point in his career. Allen was asked about Mullen on Monday:

Playing time and starting early is rarely guaranteed. It wasn’t for Mullen at Indiana, either. But, he has impressed.

And sooner rather than later, more playing time will come.