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Wisconsin football recruiting: WR Taj Mustapha commits to Badgers

Make that four Michigan products heading to Madison.

Another Michigan prep standout will become part of the Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2018.

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

Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout, Mustapha earned an offer after visiting UW a couple of weekends ago.

On June 14, Mustapha released his top five programs, naming Wisconsin, Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue, and Kentucky. He also received offers from Boston College, Indiana, Syracuse, and Temple, among others, according to Scout.

Mustapha’s Hudl highlights show a wide receiver who can make plays in the passing game and in helping his offense’s rushing attack. His speed against high school competition allowed him to get past defenders and reel in long receptions, along with taking shorter screen passes and breaking them for significant gains. His film also shows the ability to make catches near the sideline and also go up and win contested balls.

For West Bloomfield’s offense, Mustapha showed his willingness to block downfield, which included some pancake blocks. That’s a plus trait for working in Wisconsin’s scheme.

On his visit a couple of weekends ago, he was one of a handful of fellow Michigan prospects to take in Madison.

That group included wide receiver A.J. Abbott—who also earned an offer during that visit—athlete Jaylan Franklin, offensive tackle Michael Furtney, and safety Reggie Pearson. The latter three have already verbally committed to Wisconsin, with Franklin announcing his decision to play for the Badgers last Monday.

Mustapha is the No. 14 commit for Wisconsin’s class of 2018. He is the first wide receiver in this recruiting cycle for the Badgers.