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2018 Early Signing Period: WR Taj Mustapha signs with Wisconsin

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A look at one of two talented, Michigan-based wide receivers. Mustapha will also enroll early.

Wisconsin Athletics

Class of 2018 WR Taj Mustapha

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
WR 6'2 195 West Bloomfield, Mich. Three stars, No. 122 WR

Wisconsin’s receiving corp gains another potential play-maker in Taj Mustapha, who will enroll early. Mustapha’s Hudl highlights (video below) show a receiver who has good acceleration, plays the ball well in the air, and can make defenders miss after the catch. His willingness to block downfield definitely helps his ability to see consistent action for the Badgers.

Rankings

247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: 0.8614; No. 752 player. No. 122 WR; No. 19 MI

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 86; No. 668 player; No. 109 RB; No. 17 in MI

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 77; No. 146 RB; No. 62 Regional; No. 16 MI

Rivals: Three stars; No. 22 MI

Verbally committed on June 22nd, 2017

West Bloomfield, Mich., wide receiver Taj Mustapha publicly committed to Wisconsin on Tuesday night, June 22nd, 2017. Measuring about 6’1, 185 pounds according to Rivals and Scout, he announced his decision via Twitter.

According to 247Sports, Mustapha held offers from 20 schools, including Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Purdue, and Kentucky.

Video highlights

Bio (courtesy of UWBadgers.com)

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … first-team all-state by Associated Press as a senior … named to Dream Team by Detroit News and Detroit Free Press as a senior … honorable mention all-state as a junior and sophomore … two-time All-Oakland Activities Association pick … recorded 2,445 receiving yards, 310 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns during three-year varsity career … logged 985 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns as a senior … recorded 980 receiving yards, 220 rushing yards and 11 TDs as a junior… had 480 receiving yards and 6 TDs as a sophomore … named team captain as a senior … two-time team MVP … also lettered in basketball and baseball … earned all-state honorable mention in baseball as a sophomore … Dean’s list student … coach was Ron Bellamy

Personal: Parents are Taj Mustapha Sr. and Christina Malone … father played running back at Northwood University