Mustafa Khaleefah (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Future Michigan State offensive lineman Mustafa Khaleefah is not worried with what happened against Wisconsin on Saturday.

One of the many recruits at Saturday’s game between Michigan State and Wisconsin was offensive line pledge Mustafa Khaleefah. Spartan Digest caught up with the future Spartan about how things are going his senior year and his most recent visits to East Lansing.

One of the more improved high school players in Michigan accepted his Michigan State Spartan offer in June.  Since then, Mustafa Khaleefah has been working to have a strong senior season and attend as many Spartan games as possible.

“Things are going pretty well as we’re 4-1 right now,” said Khaleefah.  “So we’re rolling right now and I’m playing a lot better than I did my junior year.  I’ve definitely gotten better.”

So far the 6-foot-6, 282-pound offensive lineman has attended the Spartans first two home games.

“I was at the game yesterday,” he said.  “It was pretty hard to watch but it happened.  But the greatest teams bound back.  I made the Furman game also as we played our game that Thursday night and didn’t have school the next day.  I’m trying to make every single home game as I love it up there and it’s pretty great.  Most likely I’ll get back when they play BYU.”

Like many, Khaleefah also saw the Spartans dominating performance against Notre Dame.

“I watched the Notre Dame game,” he said.  “It was pretty great as the offensive line was awesome that game.  They ran the ball really well and protected the quarterback who was able to make plays.  So it was pretty great.”

A year ago the future Spartans attended games only hoping he’d have a chance to become a Spartan.  This year those visits have a totally different feeling.

“I sat there and it was pretty crazy,” he said.  “I took visits there when I wasn’t offered and now that I’m visiting, it’s pretty crazy to know I’ll soon be there and doing it.  It’s great how they do things there.  When I went to camp I had a chance to work with a lot of the players, especially the younger ones.  So it’s pretty great to go there now and interact.”


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