Scouts: Canes' D needs Muhammad 

January, 6, 2013
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While Miami’s class is not a big one, it doesn’t lack for some talent as they added their fourth ESPN 150 player Saturday in Al-Quadin Muhammad (Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco). It is a big pick-up for a Miami team that uncharacteristically struggled on defense in 2012 as they finished at or near the bottom of the ACC in most defensive categories.

From an ability standpoint, Muhammad is a player who can help Miami as it works to try and improve that unit. A bit of a outside linebacker / defensive end ‘tweener at this stage, he can offer some versatility, but will likely develop into and fit better as more of a D-End for the Hurricanes where he can aid a pass rush that was 113th in sacks in 2012. He is an athletic and energetic defender from a good high school program. He needs to keep filling out his frame, but demonstrates good playing strength and can play with good pad level and use his hands well.