A New Perspective for Assad

Football is a physical game and Mujahid Assad has seen first hand that one minute you are enjoying a big win with your fellow seniors and the next you are seeing one of your closest friends down on the turf lost for the season. Auburn commitment LaVoyd James suffered a broken ankle and the injury appears to have made a profound impact on Mujahid.

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"The season is going pretty good so far," said Assad. "We are 1-1 and we won our region game last Saturday. I think our secondary and our linebackers are really playing good.

"I have been getting a lot of double teams and triple teams. I have 11 catches for about 300 yards and three touchdowns, but it's about to get harder with LaVoyd out."

Mujahid reports that James will bounce back and he is glad his friend and teammate had already made his college decision.

"He had already committed to Auburn, so he will be okay," said Assad. "All of this has made me think about committing. I may have to wind it down sooner than I planned."

Arkansas, Marshall, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Alabama and UAB have all offered the talented wide out a chance to be a part of their program. Three of those schools have recently called to check in with Mujahid.

"I talked to Coach Pat Washington from Mississippi State," said Assad. "He said they really want me to come up there and visit. I was going to go this week, but something came up. I am probably going to go visit in a couple of weeks.

"Arkansas pretty much said the same things as Mississippi State. They want me to come see the campus and come to a game.

"I talked to Marshall and I liked what the coach had to say. He said I could come up there and be their number one receiver. He said I could be the man there."

Assad had originally planned to make a decision some where close to signing day, but those plans may change.

"I may take a couple of trips and then go ahead and make a decision. I don't know," said Mujahid. "I am just not sure what I am going to do right now. If I can stay healthy, I will just wait it out. I don't want to miss out."


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