The nation’s No. 2 tight end for 2018 has Clemson in his top 10 schools, and it could end up being one of his top schools, period.
Ridge Point (Texas) star Mustapha Muhammad stands at 6-foot-4 ,235 pounds and if he adds some bulk, he could be the perfect size for an ideal combination of blocking and pass-catching. While the Tigers have already signed local tight end Braden Galloway a two tight end class is not out of the question this year.
Muhammad recently visited Texas last month, but is waiting to take any future visits until the football season starts, one of which will be to Clemson. He recently announced his official visit will be during the Florida State game on Nov. 11.
Muhammad told The Clemson Insider he is looking forward to seeing Death Valley in all its glory.
“The game day atmosphere, I hear it’s like no other,” he said.
Mike Reed and Danny Pearman are mainly recruiting Muhammad. While not much has changed about his top 10 (which includes Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State, UCLA and Southern California), he told TCI the will be narrowing down his list even more this coming week.
There’s no official word so far whether or not Clemson will make the cut, but the fact that Muhammad will be taking one of his official visits to Death Valley is a good indication.
Muhammad did say the Tigers have impressed him so far and he can picture himself fitting in and playing in their offensive scheme.
“Honestly they’ve impressed me a lot…I feel as if I fit very well in their offense, due to the various pass concepts that they use in their somewhat spread system,” he said. “I could be a mismatch in any offense honestly but an even better one in Clemson’s because they have QBs that can get it to me.”
The tight end also mentioned being the reigning National Champions does not hurt Clemson’s chances either.
“The fact that they are coming off of a national championship season is pretty important to me,” said Muhammad.
Whatever happens during this football season in regards to his recruitment, Muhammad will not be officially committing until National Signing Day in February, so the Tigers still have plenty of time to show him everything they have to offer.