Top TE on Junior Day visit: ‘It really felt like home’

Top TE on Junior Day visit: ‘It really felt like home’

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Top TE on Junior Day visit: ‘It really felt like home’

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Clemson got one of its top tight end targets on campus this weekend when Mustapaha Muhammad traveled from Missouri City, Texas, to Clemson for Saturday’s Junior Day.

The Clemson Insider caught up with the four-star standout from Ridge Point High about his first experience in Tiger Town.

“It was a great visit, my family and I had a great time,” Muhammad said. “The new facility was impressive and the whole day was just unique. It really felt like home.”

Muhammad, who is rated as the No. 36 overall prospect in the 2018 class and the No. 1 tight end by ESPN, holds over 30 offers highlighted by Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and others. Clemson offered in April.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder said his favorite part of the visit was talking with head coach Dabo Swinney.

“The highlight was chopping it up with coach Swinney,” Muhammad said. “I was pumped to meet him and he was exactly like I thought he would be: relatable. A player’s coach.”

What did Muhammad hear from the coaches overall?

“The coaches seemed to have a positive connotation behind them,” he said. “Very family oriented and a great group of guys.”

Clemson’s guest list for Junior Day was loaded with many of the nation’s top prospects, and Muhammad said he enjoyed the company of other elite talents like himself.

Cartersville (Ga.) five-star quarterback and Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence was one of the players he chatted with.

“It was cool talking to Trevor,” Muhammad said, “and seeing some of the guys I already knew or met at the (Under Armour) Future 50 camp.”

Muhammad has plenty of suitors for his services, so he’s keeping an open mind with all schools and staying neutral right now.

But Clemson is in good standing with him after this weekend.

“Clemson sits well with me,” he said. “I have to say my family and I walked away very impressed.”

Up next for Muhammad is a trip to Oklahoma State on Feb. 11.

 

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