SoCal RB Says Irish Official On Tap

Notre Dame High (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) running back Khalfani Muhammad is thinking about official visits, and it looks like one destination will be Notre Dame. Muhammad spoke to IrishEyes.com about his recruiting, the Irish and more.

Notre Dame covets a running back in the 2013 class, and Khalfani Muhammad of Notre Dame High (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) is a possible fit.

The Irish offered the 5-foot-8, 174-pound Muhammad last month, and now the dynamic running back is looking at making an official visit to South Bend, Ind., to get an in-depth look at the program.

"I haven't planned any visits yet," Muhammad said. "I'm just chillin' getting ready for football season, but I haven't decide on any (dates for) visits. I'm going to decide after the season. Notre Dame, they will be one of them. I haven't made that list (of when) yet but I will soon."

Muhammad said he has been in contact with Notre Dame often, and also is doing more research on the Irish.

"I've being talking to them a lot," he said. "I've been talking to them a lot of Facebook and we try to talk to each other (regularly). I visited the web site a few times and was able to see how things are and I read up on stuff. I know they're at the top in academics, and I see that a lot."

Muhammad is coming off a junior season in which he ran 183 times for 1,126 yards and 12 touchdowns, and also caught nine passes for 118 yards and a touchdown.

And it is Muhammad's quickness, escapability and versatility as a running back that is the focal point of his recruitment to the Notre Dame and how he fits into the program.

"When they told me they were going to offer, they told me what they like and how they were going to use me," Muhammad said. "They want me to run ball and catch ball and be explosive."

Muhammad hasn't done much visiting this summer but has made unofficial to UCLA, USC and Washington.

"They're excellent programs and it will be a difficult choice to make at the end of the day," Muhammad said.


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