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Priority 4-star target provides update

Clemson priority 2018 target Mustapha Muhammad of Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point is headed to Austin for the University of Texas’s Junior Day on Saturday. It will be the third visit of the offseason for the four-star tight end, who made his first trip to Clemson for its Junior Day on Jan. 28 before attending Oklahoma State’s Junior Day on Feb. 11.

Muhammad is looking forward to seeing Texas again after last visiting for the school’s 2016 season-opener against Notre Dame in September.

“I’m very excited for this trip actually. It should be fun,” Muhammad told The Clemson Insider. “I’m looking forward to getting a full understanding of what UT has to offer.”

What’s next for Muhammad after this weekend?

“I believe I’m going to LSU on March 17th,” he said.

Muhammad, a top-five player at his position nationally according to ESPN, Scout and the 247Sports Composite, has an idea of when he may return to Tigertown for another visit.

“Summer probably,” he said.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder continues to hear a lot from Clemson.

“The whole coaching staff has hit me up,” Muhammad said. “I get a ton of mail, and just took away a good feeling about Clemson and what they have going on (after Junior Day).”

Muhammad said he has built a “solid” relationship with Clemson tight ends coach Danny Pearman.

“I feel like we have built a solid relationship,” he said. “He’s a really cool guy that has experience.”

Muhammad, who has more than 30 offers, plans to narrow his recruitment this spring and decide next year.

“Top 10 list coming in May,” he said. “Decision on National Signing Day.”

ESPN and Scout rate Muhammad as a top-50 overall prospect in the 2018 class. He is the No. 36 player and No. 1 tight end in ESPN’s Junior 300 rankings.

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