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Villanova Football Recruiting 2019: Wildcats Offer Jonathan Mulatu

The two-sport star uses his track speed on the football field.

NCAA Football: Villanova at Temple Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Villanova Wildcats and head coach Mark Ferrante offered a scholarship to running back Jonathan Mulatu in late June.

Mulatu is a 5’11”, 206 lb. running back from Springfield, Virginia. Mulatu is a rising senior at Lee High School, and is a two-sport star. In addition to football, Mulatu excels at Track and Field. He holds offers from fellow CAA members Towson, Delaware, and James Madision, to go along with offers from regional rivals Lafayette and Lehigh, among others.

Mulatu uses his track speed to break away from defenders often, but he has more than one running style. He is also very shifty and able to change directions quickly. Even if contact is made, Mulatu is more than capable of using his strength to run through defenders.

Mulatu also received 1st team honors as a punter and has special teams versatility in all three phases of the kicking game. He’d be a terrific addition to Villanova’s running backs room and profiles as a replacement for Aaron Forbes or Justin Covington.

Check out Mulatu’s Junior Year highlights.