Mustaspha Muhammad, one of Michigan’s top recruits from the 2018 class at tight end, announced on Monday that he has decided to enter the transfer portal and part ways with the football program.
I will be entering the transfer portal. pic.twitter.com/ldzIrgDbkz— BigStaph (@MustaphaM_) October 14, 2019
The Missouri City, Texas native, a four-star prospect and the sixth-ranked tight end in the Class of 2018, did not see any game action last season as a true freshman and played in only two games this year in a special teams role against Middle Tennessee and at tight end during the game against Rutgers.
Michigan’s tight end depth chart this year has seen Sean McKeon and Nick Eubanks at the top with true freshman Erick All getting involved as the No. 3 option. In recent weeks, we have seen more of Luke Schoonmaker, as well. With McKeon sidelined for two games and All out over the weekend, Muhammad was still buried on the depth chart.
As far as what next season’s tight end situation looks like, the Wolverines have a pair of true freshman set to be on campus with Matthew Hibner and Nick Patterson, both three-star prospects. Both Sean McKeon and Nick Eubanks are seniors this year, so there is set to be opportunities for reps at the position.
Muhammad appeared caught up in a numbers game for now and is onto his next challenge. The timing is odd given the injuries they have had there, but he has made his move.