Mustapha Muhammad, Ex-Wolverine

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14Oct 2019
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Mustapha Muhammad, Ex-Wolverine

Mustapha Muhammad (image via Detroit News)

Redshirt freshman tight end Mustapha Muhammad announced on Twitter that he was entering the transfer portal.

Muhammad was a part of the 2018 recruiting class. He was a 4-star, the #6 tight end, and #168 overall. He did not play a down in 2018, and he has played in two games so far in 2019. It seems he had stagnated on the depth chart behind starter Sean McKeon and backups Nick Eubanks, Erick All, and Luke Schoonmaker, all of whom had played significant minutes this year. Schoonmaker made his first touchdown catch on Saturday, and that may have been the dagger for Muhammad to see 3-star, nondescript Schoonmaker make an impact first.

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10Jul 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #54 Mustapha Muhammad

Mustapha Muhammad (image via Wolverines Wire)

Name: Mustapha Muhammad
Height:
6’4″
Weight:
245 lbs.
High school:
Missouri City (TX) Ridge Point
Position:
Tight end
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#85
Last year:
I ranked Muhammad #74 and said he would be a backup tight end (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:
79

Muhammad was a borderline player last year, in my mind, a guy who could redshirt or play a little bit. As things turned out, maybe Michigan’s staff should have tried to get him on the field a little bit, since Zach Gentry left for the NFL one year early.

This year Muhammad should be the #3 tight end on the depth chart, behind Sean McKeon and Nick Eubanks. McKeon is very experienced, and Eubanks has made some big catches already in his first two years on campus. Muhammad will almost certainly start working in there with the first group a little bit. The other tight end options are very raw and skinny, such as Luke Schoonmaker and Erick All. I have always appreciated Muhammad’s blocking foremost among his skills, so I think that’s where he will make the biggest impact in 2019.

Prediction: Backup tight end

20Dec 2018
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Under Armour All-American Game Participants: Michigan

Loganville (GA) Grayson OT Trente Jones

The 2020 Under Armour All-American Game will be played in January of 2020.  The following participants have committed to or signed a Letter of Intent to play for Michigan:

2020
Micah Mazzccua, OT – Baltimore, MD*

2019
Zach Charbonnet, RB – Thousand Oaks, CA
Quinten Johnson, S – Washington, DC
Trente Jones, OT – Loganville, GA
Nolan Rumler, OG – Akron, OH
Mazi Smith, DT – East Kentwood, MI
Anthony Solomon, LB – Fort Lauderdale, FL

2018
Mustapha Muhammad, TE – Missouri City, TX
Myles Sims, CB – Atlanta, GA

2017
Jaylen Kelly-Powell, S – Detroit, MI
Kwity Paye, DE – Warwick, RI
Cesar Ruiz, C – Bradenton, FL
Luiji Vilain, DE – Alexandria, VA

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20Aug 2018
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Final TTB Ratings for 2018

Aidan Hutchinson (image via Hudl)

Thanks to Bryan and Keith for the recent, generous donations through Paypal!


It’s been a long time coming because I’ve been so busy, but here are the final TTB Ratings for the class of 2018.

A note on the ratings: These are Michigan-specific ratings, so a guy who would be an instant starter at Eastern Michigan might not be quite so much of an individual standout playing against Michigan’s opponents . . . and he might even have a hard time getting on the field over some other Wolverines. It’s tricky trying to determine how the depth chart will shake out over the next three to five years, but I’m here for the heavy lifting. For more of an explanation, check out this page here (LINK).

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6Jul 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #74 Mustapha Muhammad

Mustapha Muhammad (image via Land of 10)

Name: Mustapha Muhammad
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 244 lbs.
High school: Missouri City (TX) Ridge Point
Position: Tight end
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Muhammad was a senior in high school. He made 20 catches for 294 yards and 3 touchdowns.

On the plus side for Muhammad, Ridge Point ran a bunch of zone blocking, and he proved to be very effective at blocking the combos with his tackles. He stays low, gets good position, and moves his feet. He also seems to enjoy blocking. Muhammad is decently athletic and can high-point the ball, even though he’s not the most explosive tight end around. If his measurements are correct, he’s somewhat college-ready at 6’4″ and 244 lbs. That’s the good stuff.

The bad thing for him is that Michigan is loaded at tight end, The top two guys (Zach Gentry, Sean McKeon) return from 2017, and that’s not to mention Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. and Nick Eubanks, who are entering their fourth and third years, respectively. Could Muhammad step in and play? Sure. Would the team suffer in 2018 without his presence? I don’t think so. It would take a few injuries before Muhammad would become front and center at tight end, even with Michigan’s multiple-tight end sets. So while he’s more ready to play than fellow freshman tight ends Ryan Hayes and Luke Schoonmaker, all three guys are pretty low in the pecking order.

Prediction: Backup tight end