Track Star Wide Receiver Talks Recruiting

One of Alabama's top wide receiver prospects talks about Sunday's Elite Camp and about the recruiting process.

Mobile, Ala.--A standout in running track and also on the football field, Williamson's Mujahid Assad was one of the many top prospects on hand for last Sunday's Southeastern Elite Camp at Auburn.

Despite shutting it down early because of the state track meet coming up this week where he is the defending champion in the 200, Assad showed that he's got the talent to be a player to watch this season.

A 6-1, 186-pounder who recently won the 100 meters (10.9), 200m (22.2) and 400 meters (49.8) at the sectional track meet, Assad says that he came into the camp not knowing what to expect, but he feels like he learned skills that can help him down the road both on the field and even in track.

"It was a good experience to let me know how good I am right now," Assad says. "It shows me at what point my skill level is because there is a lot of good competition. I feel like I have to work harder to get up there higher.

"It helped me with a few techniques like taking off on the 40," Assad adds. "I have never had a real teacher on taking off. I learned some little stuff that will make me faster. It was fun. I have not been dealing with football because of track the last few months. I was a little rusty. I did all right, but I could have done better."

Teammates with current Auburn commitment Terrence Coleman as well as fellow standout receiver LaVoyd James, Assad says at the moment he's holding steady as far as offers go. While he admits to several favorites, including two leaders, right now Assad says he's concentrating on finishing strong in track before beginning to narrow down his list of schools heading into the summer.

"I have three offers right now," Assad says. "They are Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and South Alabama. I like LSU and Louisville, those are my top schools. I also like Purdue and Auburn."

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