Texas A&M Football Recruiting Profile: 2023 CB, Malik Muhammad

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Malik Muhammad is one of the top 10 defensive back prospects in the 2023 recruiting class and has been a top target for the Aggies since he first came on the scene during his 2020 sophomore season. Muhammad is going into his senior season with South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas, and looking to capitalize off of what was a highly successful 2021 junior season, recording 68 total tackles, 6 pass breakups, and 3 interceptions with 1 returned for a touchdown. Muhammad is a two-sport athlete, participating in track and field as well as football, performing in the 100 meters, relays, long jump, and triple jump events. He also comes from a long line of high-level athletes, most notably his cousins A.J Green and Jabbar Muhammad (former Oklahoma State cornerbacks), and his younger cousin, Abdul Muhammad, a fellow cornerback prospect in the 2023 recruiting class.

As a prospect, Malik Muhammad is one of the most athletic and versatile defensive back players in the class, with the ability to play on the boundary and in the slot, and also flex out to the safety position. he consistently transitions well out of his backpedal, has great hip fluidity in his turns, and shows good burst and quickness against a variety of receivers. He displays fantastic play speed and is a solid man defender while showing great instincts in zone coverage.

Overall, Muhammad is one of the toughest defenders in the class and doesn’t show away from contributing in run defense, and never gives up in coverage.

2023 Recruiting Profile: Malik Muhammad

Rating

Stars

Overall

State

Position

247

4

49th

8th

6th

Rivals

4

70th

10th

9th

ESPN

4

38th

7th

6th

On3 Recruiting

4

26th

2nd

2nd

247 Composite

4

35th

6th

6th

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Hometown

Dallas, Texas

Projected Position

Cornerback

Height

6-0

Weight

170

Class

2023

Offers

Film

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