NCF On The Trail: Al-Quadin Muhammad

Miami is Golden in N.J. with ATH Hester 

December, 15, 2013
Al Golden said earlier this year that his native state of New Jersey will always be a priority on the recruiting trail at Miami. Sunday, he scored a recruiting win from the Garden State, coming at the expense of the local New Jersey school.

ESPN 300 athlete Kiy Hester (Wayne, N.J./DePaul Catholic) committed to Miami following an official visit to Coral Gables. His pledge to the Hurricanes comes on the heels of a decommitment from Rutgers in November.

Hester announced his commitment on Twitter.

Scouts: Canes' D needs Muhammad 

January, 6, 2013
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.

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Muhammad a huge get for Miami 

January, 5, 2013
With limited scholarships available, the Miami Hurricanes had to focus much of their recruiting efforts on improving one of the worst defenses in the history of the program.

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Army Bowl: Muhammad chooses The U

January, 5, 2013
SAN ANTONIO -- Of all the athletes making their commitment announcements during Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl, ESPN 150 defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad (Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) might have been the one with the most questions about where he’d end up.

At the start of the second half of the game, Muhammad ended all questions and verbally committed to Miami. Ranked No. 95 in the ESPN 150, Muhammad chose the Hurricanes over Alabama and Notre Dame.

Muhammad is the No. 8 defensive end nationally and the No. 3 player in New Jersey among the 2013 recruiting class.