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Mustapha Muhammad decision coming
Tight end has been a position of priority for Michigan this recruiting cycle. The Wolverines will find out this week whether they have landed one of their top targets at the position for the Class of 2018.
Mustapha Muhammad, a 4-star prospect from Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, Texas, announced via Twitter on Sunday night that he’ll announce his commitment at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday. Muhammad will make his announcement during his Under Armour All-America Game jersey ceremony prior to Ridge Point’s home game against Fort Bend Dulles.
Muhammad is rated No. 5 nationally among tight ends by the 247Sports composite and is the No. 14 player overall in Texas.
Oct 20th, 2017
6:30. Be There! pic.twitter.com/axQ4IC1Hbb
— Ⓜ️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) October 16, 2017
Michigan is considered the favorite to hear its name called among a group of schools that includes UCLA, Clemson, LSU and Texas. Mustapha visited UCLA, where former Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch is now the offensive coordinator, on Sept. 30. According to 247Sports, Muhammad has an official visit to Clemson lined up for Nov. 10.
He has not taken an official visit to Michigan. Muhammad was in attendance for Michigan’s 33-17 win against Florida on Sept. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
— Ridge Point HS (@RidgePointHS) September 28, 2017
Tight end is considered a premium position in the Michigan offense. The Wolverines have used five in a regular rotation this season. Michigan did not sign a tight end in the 2017 class, however, and it lost 2016 signee Devin Asiasi as a transfer to UCLA last offseason. The 2018 class already has a commitment from tight end Luke Schoonmaker of Hamden Hall, Conn., a 3-star prospect.
Michigan already has two commitments from Texas in the 2018 class in twin brothers and defensive backs Gemon and German Green of DeSoto. Getting a commitment from Muhammad would add to Michigan’s foray into the talent-rich state.
Hinton brothers to make visit Oct. 28
Left side strong side😎 pic.twitter.com/4xgJ1zsAO6
— Christopher hinton (@Thechrishinton) October 14, 2017
Christopher Hinton is a 5-star defensive end in the Class of 2019 from Greater Atlanta Christian School who committed to the Wolverines in August. Myles Hinton is a tackle in the Class of 2020. He does not have a rating, but he’s 6-foot-6 and 323 pounds and has an impressive family lineage.
The brothers also attended the game against Florida.
Deadline date for Emil Ekiyor
It appears Michigan and Alabama have given offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor until Dec. 1 to make a decision between the two powerhouse programs.
Ekiyor, of Indianapolis Cathedral, has been committed to Michigan since last October, but Alabama has made a strong push, including hosting him for an official visit on Sept. 30. He told Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports that he plans on visiting Michigan for the Rutgers game on Oct. 28. Ekiyor previously told Land of 10 that he was planning on coming to Ann Arbor for the Ohio State game on Nov. 25, but there could be a potential conflict should Cathedral reach the Indiana 5A state championship game that weekend.
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