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No. 5 TE Mustapha Muhammad commits to Michigan over Texas

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The pressure is now on the ‘Horns to keep Dominick Wood-Anderson committed.

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The Texas Longhorns were unable to add a third tight end to the #RevolUTion18 on Friday evening when Fort Bend Ridge Point standout Mustapha Muhammad committed to the Michigan Wolverines over the ‘Horns.

The inability of the ‘Horns to win close contests in recent weeks likely impacted the decision, but the 6’4, 235-pounder has long been considered a Wolverines lean. And, in fact, it’s possible that Muhammad was closer to choosing UCLA than Texas.

Losing out on Muhammad isn’t as significant for the ‘Horns since Spring Dekaney’s Malcolm Epps and Arizona Western College’s Dominick Wood-Anderson. However, the Crimson Tide remain in pursuit of Wood-Anderson, who could flip to Alabama, especially if Texas continues to struggle to secure victories on the field.

As a result, Muhammad would have been an ideal insurance policy against that possibility, especially because he’s a good complement to Epps, who is essentially a big-bodied receiver right now and will need several years to develop as a blocker.

Muhammad is ranked as the nation’s No. 109 player, No. 5 tight end and the No. 14 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.