4-star DE Muhammad Looking at Visits

SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- Four-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad is starting to think about official visits, and he told FOXSportsNEXT about several he plans on making.

SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad doesn't plan on making a decision until well after his senior season, but he is thinking about which schools he will officially visit.

Talking after the Ironmen tuned up for their Sept. 8 game at The Gilman School (Baltimore) with a quad scrimmage at Immaculata High, Muhammad discussed potential visits.

"I definitely want to take one to Notre Dame," the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Muhammad said. "I definitely want to take one to USC. I'll take one to Alabama. I don't know what other ones I will take."

Muhammad added he is yet to trim his extensive offer list, but he did mention Rutgers and Michigan as two other schools he likes a lot and is considering taking an official visit to.

"They're highly interested, and I'm highly interested in them," Muhammad said. "I just have to get out there for visits."

However, his current focus is on getting ready for the season.

"You have to handle business first and worry about (recruiting) later," Muhammad said. "This is the most important thing right now."

Muhammad wants to get out and experience the recruiting process and see schools.

The only places he visited over the summer were Alabama and Rutgers, where former Don Bosco teammates Darius Hamilton and Leonte Carroo are freshmen and quarterback Gary Nova is a sophomore.

"I talk to Darius and Leonte and the coaching staff. I get a great feel from them. (Hamilton and Carroo) love it out there. They love it. I played with them and they love the coaches, and they're going to have something good going on over there for the next couple of years with the guys coming out of Don Bosco and winning a national championship.

"They know what it's like to win. They know what it takes. Hopefully, they take it over to Rutgers and get them some type of championship."

While visiting Alabama, Muhammad said he was able to tour the campus and meet with the coaching staff.

"It was great," he said. "It was basically a camp with some of the top guys from around the country. I went around and viewed the place, saw some of the top guys, dominated. It was just a great feeling.

"I had a meeting with coach (Nick) Saban. It went great. I think it's a good fit. I don't know where I'm going right now. I'm still wide open, but I talked to him and he said he liked the way I get off the ball and compete. That's the most important thing."

One thing Muhammad is paying close attention to is the type of defense programs run.

"(Alabama) said I would play a little bit of defensive end, maybe stand up as an outside linebacker and rush the passer or drop back into coverage, which is great," Muhammad said. "I like playing with my hand on the ground over standing up and I like a 4-3, but if not, it doesn't matter."

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