Tennessee will be looking to add a few wide receivers to their roster in the 2020 recruiting cycle. On Thursday night, one of their top targets at the position included the Vols in his list of favorites.
Muhsin Muhammad III, a four-star wide receiver in North Carolina, tweeted out his top eight schools on Thursday night, and the Vols made the cut along with Ohio State, Auburn, Texas A&M, Oregon, Michigan State, North Carolina, and NC State.
Let’s get down to business . .
Top 🎱 ! ! pic.twitter.com/HBRFoGPSqv
— Muhsin “Moose” Muhammad III (@MooseMuhammad) May 2, 2019
The 6-foot, 180-pound receiver plays for Myers Park High School and is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s also the son of the former second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 1996 NFL Draft, Muhsin Muhammad II. His father was a First-Team All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler with the Panthers who finished his 14-year NFL career with 860 catches, 11,438 yards, and 62 touchdowns.
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Muhammad is the No. 145 overall prospect and No. 27 receiver in the 2020 class.
Tennessee hosted the talented receiver on an unofficial visit on April 4th, the week before the Orange & White Game. He’s also visited NC State, Texas A&M (official visit), and North Carolina over the last month. Ohio State, one of his top eight teams, is his most recent offer. The Buckeyes extended the offer to him on April 23rd.
Much like his father, the younger Muhammad has a lot of natural football ability.
Muhammad is very quick and has ample speed that he uses to easily separate from defenders. He stretches the field for deep balls and is a great downfield threat. He is very hard to tackle and has to be brought down by several defenders. He shows his agility and is able to use his footwork ability to juke out defenders regularly. In one highlight, he takes a screen pass 50 yards for a touchdown untouched, easily using his speed to separate. For being just 6-feet tall, he goes up and high points the football and makes contested catches very effectively.
As a junior for the Mustangs this past season, Muhammad had 58 receptions for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games played. He scored two rushing touchdowns and added two special teams scores as well.
Tennessee only has one wide receiver currently committed to them in their 2020 class right now, and that’s from three-star Jimmy Calloway, who is technically listed as an athlete right now. The Vols are targeting several other wide receiver prospects in the 2020 cycle, such as five-star LSU commit Rakim Jarrett, four-star EJ Williams, and four-star Kris Abrams-Draine among others.