By: Jim Halley, USA TODAY High School Sports | October 20, 2017
Ridge Point (Missouri City, Texas) tight end Mustapha Muhammad must be a multi-tasker, because he got a lot done Friday night.
— Ⓜ️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) October 21, 2017
Muhammad committed to Michigan as he was receiving his jersey for the Under Armour All-America Game jersey as part of the American Family Insurance Selection Tour. Moments later, he watched Ridge Point’s homecoming game against Fort Bend Dulles (Sugar Land), unable to play because of a turf toe injury.
Muhammad (6-4 and 235 pounds) is the No. 44-ranked recruit in the 2018 class according to ESPN. He chose the Wolverines over UCLA, Clemson, LSU and Texas. His younger brother Nasheed even picked out the proper hat for him.
“I had my decision made and I knew where I was planning on attending college,” Muhammad said. “I just couldn’t think of a better opportunity to do it than the homecoming game with my family there and the whole community comes out to support.
“It worked out perfectly and with the Under Armour jersey ceremony, it was a lot more formal and organized and I liked that. (Nasheed) did a good job of handing me the correct hat. I was about to freak out that he was going to pick out multiple, but he did a good job.”
Muhammad said the way Michigan utilizes tight ends made his decision easier. He saw Michigan play Florida in Dallas on Sept. 2.
“When we went over the list with my family, Michigan checks all the boxes of what we were looking for,” Muhammad said. “It’s a great school and it has one of the top business schools in the country and that’s what I plan on studying, business management, so it was meant to be. I feel Michigan uses the tight end position like no other program and the opportunities are endless in Jim Harbaugh’s pro-style offense.”
The media-saavy Muhammad tweeted out a poll regarding his college choices earlier in the day:
Where am I headed?
— Ⓜ️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) October 20, 2017
The Under Armour All America Game will be played Jan. 4 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. and will be televised live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. EST.