Israel Mukuamu (© Greg Powers)

Rising Louisiana Safety Israel Mukuamu Talks Ole Miss Offer, More Schools Interested

Israel Mukuamu, one of the top safeties in Louisiana for 2018, talked to Scout about Ole Miss, which offered him Monday.

On Monday, Ole Miss became the latest school to offer rising 2018 three-star safety Israel Mukuamu from Bossier City (La.) Parkway, a regular producer of FBS talent.

Mukuamu now owns 14 FBS offers, including six from Power Five conference programs: Ole Miss, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Purdue, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. South Carolina was his first P5 offer and also his home-state school as Mukuamu moved from Moncks Corner (S.C.) Berkeley to Bossier City Parkway during the Christmas break.

At 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Mukuamu is a tall, long safety prospect with a ton of physical potential. Mukuamu said he called player personnel director Lee Wilbanks and found out about the offer.

"I called him yesterday and he said that the defensive coordinator (Wesley McGriff) and secondary coach (Jason Jones) love me," Mukuamu said, "and wanted me to know that I have an offer from Ole Miss. Coach Wilbanks told me they love me at free safety and they need to get stronger at the safety position so that's actually why they offered me.

"I don't really know about Ole Miss in detail, but I know over the past several years they have been one of the top football teams in the country."

Mukumau has not yet visited Ole Miss, but hopes to change that soon.

"I plan to visit there sometime in the coming weeks," he said.

A hand full of other schools have shown Mukuamu increased recent interest as well.

"LSUTCU, and Texas," he said. "I talk to all three schools. They are all looking at me and LSU actually came to see me at spring practice (Monday).

"TCU and Texas will be coming to see me as well, so as far as visiting them, I will have to make arrangements for those schools as well."

Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Mukuamu's recruitment and development.

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