First SEC offer for Muhammad

Khalfani Muhammad had not been talking to Arkansas at all leading up to Sunday but after apparently showing his film to offensive coordinator Paul Petrino on Facebook things heated up quickly.
By Sunday evening, the Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame running back had another offer and another school to seriously consider. Since it's his first SEC offer, Muhammad is even more thrilled.
"It was quite a surprise," Muhammad said. "I just started talking to them (Sunday) because my quarterback, Kelly Hilinski, gave me their number.
"I hit them up on Facebook with my highlight tape. I called him, he really didn't know much about me and I told him I understood that and I told him to look at my highlight tape on Facebook. I got a response right back telling me to call him back and they offered me.
"I know SEC, that's big. I'm very excited about it and it's big and hopefully I get some more. I'm probably going to take a lot of my visits during the summertime. I will make sure I take a visit."
It has been a busy few days for Muhammad, a 5-foot-7, 160-pound speedster who rushed for 1,126 yards and 12 touchdowns in his junior season. He was especially impressive last spring at the Los Angeles Under Armour Combine.
Other than his new offer from Arkansas, Muhammad has also been offered by Oregon State in recent days and that's another program he will definitely consider especially because of coach Mike Riley.
"They sent me mail about their program and that was really it," Muhammad said. "I got in touch with one of the coaches and he told me to give him a call and I got in touch with Mike Riley and they wanted to offer me.
"Mike Riley is a very good coach. He is considered one of the best around right now in what he's done there. That's a good school and most likely we'll stay in touch."
This week Muhammad's recruitment could get much busier. He has phone calls set up with Utah, Northwestern, Duke and Cincinnati. He recently talked to Notre Dame as well.
So far, Muhammad, rated No. 108 in the early 2013 rankings by, has offers from Arkansas, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington.