The Wolverines saw talent from all over the country come in for their Bright Lights Big House Camp this evening including Missouri City (Tex.) Ridge Point 2018 tight end Mustapha Muhammad. The Lone Star State standout camped at Michigan, but also got to tour around the campus and was impressed with what he saw.
“Michigan was a great visit for me today,” Muhammad told The Michigan Insider. “I went around all the facilities, the campus and saw a lot of the halls. It is a great place. I have been here all day and I haven’t gotten bored once. I have lots of fun and I like how they use the tight ends pretty well. They use multiple tight ends on the field at one time and that is something I do like.”
The 6-foot-4, 213-pounder has been getting recruited by Wolverine tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh, who is a coach he’s really bonded with.
“I like that he is a young coach and he’s really relatable,” said Muhammad. “He is only in his twenties and he can show me some things I didn’t know because he has also has coached at other schools and in the league as well.”
While it’s still early in the recruiting process and he has no top list, the Wolverines have made a big statement with this trip not only on him, but also with mom.
“I’m really interested in Michigan and that is why I wanted to come up here,” said Muhammad. “I knew it would be worth my time and it pretty much proved to me it was worth the trip. I’ve had lots of fun. (My mom) is loving it, too. She is asking most of the questions to the coaches, but she’s really into this trip and she’s had a fun time on this visit.”
One aspect that didn’t hurt the Maize and Blue with the talented Texas native was visiting on a gorgeous sunny summer day. However, he insists that weather won’t be an issue at all, but actually more so a positive when considering Michigan.
“It was a beautiful day out here and not too hot or windy,” said Muhammad. “I know in the winter it gets to be pretty cold, but I’m going to have to get used to that because I plan on playing in the NFL one day and half the teams are north and are down south. Michigan has all four seasons and I really like that.”
A factor that he is still determining is distance from home and if that will play a role or not in his recruitment.