Wide receiver and four-star UM commit Dionte Mullins did not travel with Gulliver up to West Palm Beach for its game with Oxbridge Academy on Friday night.
Mullins, the Miami Herald's sixth-best senior in Miami-Dade County, has been academically ineligible for the Raiders since the summer and remains ineligible for the start of the regular season.
He needs to finish one more summer online course to return to the field, I was told by someone on the Gulliver sideline.
Both athletic director Mark Schusterman and coach Earl Sims are hopeful Mullins can return in "a couple of weeks."
The effect his high school ineligibility has on his status with UM next season -- if the commit ends up signing with the Hurricanes -- is unknown as Gulliver sets high academic for its athletes to be able to take the field on game day.
The Raiders struggled without his presence in a 46-0 trampling at the hands of the ThunderWolves.
"It'll be a big boost when he comes back," says Sims.
Mullins did participate in 7-on-7 action over the summer with his teammates.
Another UM commit, 2017 four-star running back Robert Burns, barely played for the Raiders. The wrecking ball of a back carried just one time for six yards. Neither Schusterman, Sims or Burns would comment on the reason behind his seldom play Friday.
He was seen standing on the sideline during the second half walking fine.