Scout Ranking: 4-star and No. 6 DE
Measurables: 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds
2011 Stats: Muhammad helped his team win a state championship last season while having an all-state caliber junior season.
What they're saying: Muhammad combined length and athleticism with a tremendous motor. He can be a dominating defensive end but needs to refine his technique. He doesn't always get off the line the quickest but still manages to impact plays time and again. He also can get back in coverage. -- Brian Dohn/Scout.com
Recruiting Status: Muhammad landed an offer from the Hurricanes soon after his junior season ended. He's one of the most heavily recruited players in the state of New Jersey and the only school he's visited so far is Rutgers. Michigan and Notre Dame are the schools he most often mentions in addition to the Scarlet Knights.
What he's saying about Miami: "Keeping in touch with the coaches on Facebook or email, that just builds a relationship," Muhammad said about how he best communicates with the coaches. "You build a relationship until you get a chance to visit, and then you already know where you feel comfortable at."
Miami angle: Muhammad plays at one of the nation's premier prep programs. He played alongside Darius Hamilton, a 5-star recruit in the 2012 class, the last couple seasons. Hamilton was recruited nationally but chose Rutgers over Miami in late January. Muhammad is a prime time player from an elite program. The Canes will likely only sign one defensive end in the 2013 class and there's a good chance it'll be an out-of-state kid. Muhammad was one of the first ones offered and has some interest but until he takes a visit here (if that ends up happening), it's hard to really tell how much interest he has in the Canes. For now, Miami seems to be on the outside looking in. It may be very tough for anyone to get him to leave his home state for college.