According to reports, Mustapha Muhammad (Missouri City, TX /Ridge Point) will be in Columbus on Saturday for the Michigan-Ohio State game. Muhammad, a tight end prospect, is rated as a four-star and the number for tight end in his class. Muhammad checks in at 6-foot-5 and nearly 240 pounds. He’s a matchup nightmare as he’s too fast for linebackers and presents a huge size disadvantage for defensive backs. Muhammad is a 2018 prospect and holds offers from 30 programs.
As seen on 247sports.com, Tim Beck and Ed Warinner are stated to have taken the lead in recruiting Muhammad. Though Ohio State is making a push for him, it looks as if Texas A&M is the favorite right now – followed by Clemson. Still, a good visit this weekend could flip the momentum into Ohio State’s favor as the Buckeyes have been extremely successful recruiting the state of Texas over the last several years. Muhammad is a sure-fire star at the next level and would be a huge pick up for the Buckeyes. Muhammad is a top 100 prospect according to 247Sports, coming in at No. 94.
Class of 2017 athlete Markquese Bell (Bridgeton, NJ / Bridgeton) will be in Columbus on Saturday as well. Bell, a likely wide receiver at the next level holds 19 offers and is rated as the No. 180 player in the country, according to 247Sports. In most classes, Bell is an absolute take for the Buckeyes, but with limited spots in 2017, it could leave Bell looking out.
Still, Ohio State will chase him because there is likely to be a couple spots open when all things are said and done. If the Buckeyes choose to pursue hard, it looks as if Rutgers and Michigan will be the top opponents. The New Jersey prospect is rated as the third best player in the state and comes it at 6-foot-3 and nearly 200 pounds.