Yet another prospect has emerged at Arlington (Texas) Bowie and this time it's defensive end/linebacker prospect Mohammed Usman.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder picked up second-team all-district honors for his play at defensive end last year. Usman said he recorded 124 tackles with around three sacks. Now, the first written scholarship offer has come into play from Washington State, but other schools such as Baylor, Fresno State, Rice, TCU, Texas AM, and UTEP are all showing heavy attention.
"Nothing is in writing from all those others yet, but the Washington State one I've gotten in the mail," Usman said about offers. "I have a couple of (favorites) but I'm still waiting on a couple of schools, so I can't really say anything about that just yet."
Usman said that schools are looking at him both as a defensive end or a linebacker at the next level. If it's up to him, he'd like to have his hand on the ground.
"I would prefer to play defensive end," he said. "I'm quicker with my hand down. I'm being recruited at both pretty much."
So far, Usman says he's made stops at several camps including Baylor, Oklahoma State, and UTEP. In the coming weeks and months, he is thinking about visiting more schools such as Rice, Washington State, Texas A&M, and Fresno State. He would like to make a decision sometime during the school year this fall.