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Mars’ Mueller headed to Boston College

| Thursday, January 16, 2003 12:00 a.m

Brad Mueller has a reputation as one of the fastest players in the state, if not the country. The Mars speedster, however, took his time in making his college decision until Boston College gave him an ultimatum:

Use it or lose it.

The WPIAL’s top remaining major-college prospect from the Class of 2003, Mueller made a verbal commitment to the Eagles on Wednesday, choosing BC over Wisconsin.

“It was just a matter of making the right decision,” Mueller said. “It was down to two good schools. I couldn’t go wrong either way.”

Duke, Maryland, Michigan State, Purdue and West Virginia also offered scholarships.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior rushed for a school-record 2,124 yards and 23 touchdowns this season in leading the Planets to the WPIAL Class AA finals, but is projected to play cornerback for the Eagles. He had seven interceptions this season.

“That way,” Mueller said, “I’ll be hitting people instead of them hitting me.”

His size might have scared off some schools, but Mueller’s speed has never been questioned. He was timed at 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Joe Butler’s Metro Index camp as a sophomore, ran a 4.23 there this past May and his time of 4.31 at a Nike combine was the second-fastest in the nation.

Mueller also is the two-time defending WPIAL Class AA champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and won the PIAA 100 title in 10.64 seconds and was runnerup in the 200. His speed was evident on the football field, as well. Mueller rushed for 1,034 yards in a three-game span this season, and became only the eighth WPIAL rusher to gain 400 yards in a game when he ran for 403 against Apollo-Ridge Oct. 11.

Mueller earned Associated Press Small School (Class AA and A) all-state honors and was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25.

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