Cincinnati St. Xavier defensive end Pat Muldoon played a huge role in the Bombers' drive to the big school state championship and 15-0 record during his junior season. Muldoon made over 70 tackles including 12 sacks.
The 6-foot-4 and 240-pound Muldoon has seen his scholarship offer total rise steadily through the winter and spring.
“I have 31 offers now,” Muldoon said. “I've started to narrow it down. I'm going to try and get my list down to about ten. I'm close, but I'm not quite to ten.”
Muldoon said at least five schools are safe from elimination at this point.
“Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Boston College and Virginia, those schools are in right now,” he said.
Muldoon has visited half of those schools.
“I went to Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State and Cincinnati spring practices,” he said. “I went to Louisville's spring game. I'm not going to any camps in the summer, just visiting schools. I'm trying to plan that out still. I'm going to try and start the visits at the beginning of the summer.”
Speaking of visits, the Buckeyes have stopped at St. Xavier.
“Coach (Jim) Heacock was down here about a week ago,” Muldoon said. “I talk to both him and coach (John) Peterson. I e-mail coach Peterson too.”
Muldoon has a good idea of what he is looking for in regards to his college choice.
“I'll look at the academics,” he said. “I'll look for a good football team. I'll look for a team I fit in well with and a good coaching staff I like to be around.”
Muldoon might get some advice from his two uncles, Joe and Bill Lukens. The Lukens' played for the Buckeyes and Muldoon said he grew up watching Ohio State.
His next step could be playing for the Buckeyes.