Penn State Football Recruit Spotlight: DT Fatorma Mulbah

<> at Beaver Stadium on September 1, 2018 in State College, Pennsylvania.
<> at Beaver Stadium on September 1, 2018 in State College, Pennsylvania. /

Filling a big need in the middle, Fatorma Mulbah enters the Penn State defensive line as the sixth-best player overall from the state of Pennsylvania.

Fatorma Mulbah finished his final year at Susquehanna Township High School as the state’s sixth-best player, according to 247Sports and the defensive tackle should immediately make his presence felt on a defensive line who lost star Robert Windsor this offseason. Mulbah finished as a three-star tackle and the country’s 70th-best DT according to 247.

Follow along with our Penn State football recruit spotlight series:
TE Theo Johnson
S Enzo Jennings
RB Caziah Holmes
DT Cole Brevard
WR KeAndre Lambert
WR Jaden Dottin
CB Joseph Johnson
LB Tyler Elsdon
DE Bryce Mostella

Mulbah checks in at 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds and he had a handful of offers from several schools across the northeast. Temple, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Navy and Toledo couldn’t quite get on his radar, however, despite their offers, Mulbah had been committed since last June and signed officially in December before enrolling last month.

Late to the show, Mulbah didn’t have any offers during his junior season as he blossomed into one of the state’s best players overall during his final two seasons in high school. He was a latecomer to the sport entirely as he relocated to the United States in just 2014 from Liberia. His senior season was dominant, recording 51 total tackles, 12 sacks and four fumbles despite just a few years in the sport.

Fatorma Mulbah recorded his offer from Penn State just days after appearing at a PSU prospect camp and his floor is seemingly as high as anyone in the class as he’s still developing as a football player.

Lions247’s Sean Fitz labeled Mulbah as the strongest of the 2020 recruits:

"“Weight room bragging rights will reside on the defensive line among the signing class, as tackles Fatorma Mulbah and Cole Brevard battle for top numbers,” Fitz noted. “It’s Mulbah, however, who gets the nod after putting up 225 pounds 16 times at camp over the summer. He is certainly an intriguing prospect. Mulbah is still getting used to football but he has a terrific athletic base and testing numbers to back it up.”"

Mulbah credits former Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill as a mentor and as a key force for his development as a prospect. Let it be known then, this is likely the last time you’ll read his name and not know who he is.

Fatorma Mulbah for household name, 2020.