Deacs Remain On Top For 09 PG

In early January, Tarriq Muhammad admitted that he wanted to announce for Wake Forest this coming summer. After a recent visit from an assistant coach, are the Deacs still at the top of his list?

Last month Tarriq Muhammad claimed Wake Forest as his early favorite and the 6-foot-1, 160-pound PG reiterated that statement this week. Muhammad also said he's trying to recruit one of his best friends, Al-Farouq Aminu, to look at the Demon Deacons too.

"I told him ‘at Wake Forest you could come in and play right away.' That's one school we are both looking at. He wants to play right away. Most likely we are going to go to the same school unless he goes to like a North Carolina."

Muhammad, who has also received interest from South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, Virginia Tech, Georgia and Georgia Tech, keeps in close contact with the Wake staff and was visited by Wake Forest assistant Pat Kelsey last week.

"I talk to them on and off," Muhammad said. "I call them and they contact my coach and me. I've talked to Skip Prosser three or four times."

With interest coming from a number of different schools, why does Wake Forest standout?

"It's a big time school. They play ACC schools like North Carolina and Duke and all those other schools. I think I could play right away and its still one of the toughest in the ACC and I could still get my name out there."

"I think it's more of a point guard school," he continued. "I like to be in places where I can control the pace of the game and control the situation. I'm a guard that knows how to get everyone involved."

Muhammad said the next step is for him to take a trip to Winston-Salem to see the campus. According to the Norcross (Ga.) High standout he and Aminu could take an unofficial visit together.

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