The No 2 ranked tight end prospect in the class of 2018 is Mustapha Muhammad. He checks in at 6-foot-5, 235-pounds from Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point High School. Why is he one of the top players in the country?
“I feel like I'm a top recruit because I have properly used the tools that God has given to me,” Muhammad said. “I am a very unique, talented young player that is a developing into a versatile TE. I think a very long list of schools show love. I think I'll make it out to LA this summer to visit UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans. This summer I plan on grinding like no other in the weight room & on the field to improve my game.”
Muhammad is what you are looking for in a tight end prospect and will be coming out of high school in more of the Jermaine Gresham mold. He is a top-level pass catcher at the position. He is long and lean. He has long arms and big hands to help him make the tough catches. He also has soft hands. He runs good routes and can get open. He will create a lot of mismatches when the team is looking to pick up a key third down or needs to find someone to finish off drives in the red-zone. While he may be a bit more receiver at this point in his physical development, he is a good blocker and gets the job done when tasked with putting his hand on the ground at the line of scrimmage. He still will need to add some size and mass on his frame as he transitions to college, but there will be plenty of time for that, and it may not even be a question at all by the time his signing date rolls around as he continues to be a bit bigger each time we see him. Greg Powers.