2020 four-star wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad III is one of the top recruits in the nation and he happens to have an interesting connection to the Tennessee Vols.
Muhammad, who caught 58 passes for 1,003 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in high school, is the son of former Carolina Panthers/Chicago Bears wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad II.
The elder Muhammad played for six seasons in Carolina with Vols quarterback coach Chris Weinke.
Muhammad, along with his father, recently visited Tennessee for the first time. According to VolQuest, he called the trip an “all around good visit”. Muhammad also mentioned that he plans to return “soon” to Knoxville for another visit, while pointing out the good team chemistry the Volunteers have under head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
The Charlotte, NC native, 6-foot/180 lbs, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 8 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 27 wide receiver in the nation.
Tennessee, who offered Muhammad almost exactly a year ago, will face some stiff competition for the elite wide receiver. NC State recently made a good impression on Muhammad, and his father’s alma mater, Michigan State, will certainly be a factor as well in his recruitment. But it’s possible that Muhammad’s dad’s connection to Weinke could put the Volunteers over the top (plus Knoxville is a lot closer to Charlotte than East Lansing, MI).
The Vols currently have five players committed to their 2020 recruiting class, but none of those players are wide receivers.
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