USAAAB: Muhammad to Miami

Alquadin Muhammad

SAN ANTONIO -- Four-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad announced moments during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl he committed to Miami, and he spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about his decision and why he fits so well with the Hurricanes.

Alquadin Muhammad won't to leave home for college, and during a trip to South Florida he found his perfect spot.

Muhammad, a four-star defensive end from Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), announced moments ago at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl he is committed to Miami. He also was considering Alabama, Notre Dame and Rutgers.

"I felt comfortable after making my official visit," Muhammad said. "I definitely think that is a place I could show may ability. They have a great academic program and I feel like I could really do well there and be the best I can be.

"They will use me as a defensive end and I will rush the passer."

Among the things that stood out during his official visit to Miami was the way he bonded with the coaching staff, including Miami coach Al Golden.

"The coaching staff, I think, does a great job and (Golden) does a great job," Muhammad said. "I like the way he carries himself."

Muhammad also understands Miami's history, and is thrilled to be a part of it.

"It's great," he said. "I feel as though they can use me and I can be a big player in their program. I think I can have a big impact."

Muhammad had dozens of offers but kept quiet during the process. And after watching a quartet of teammates sign with BCS schools last year, Muhammad learned plenty about how to handle things.

"Basically, what I learned about the process is I'm a high, elite guy and you should take your time and make a decision," he said. "It's not a rush. You meet a lot of people and you can talk to a lot of people and get ideas, but at the end you make to make the pick."

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Muhammad was a strong Notre Dame lean during the middle of the season, but the Irish backed off.

He does have some work to do in the classroom, but he is confident it won't be an issue when he enrolls in June.

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