RB Muhammad piles up prime efforts

Another game, another impressive performance from Khalfani Muhammad.

The 5-foot-8, 174-pound running back (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame) is in the middle of a three-game tear, piling up 555 rushing yards and eight touchdowns against Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany, Encino (Calif.) Crespi and Los Angeles Loyola.

But when asked about his recent run, the senior deflected most of the credit to his teammates.

“They’ve been giving me holes to read and I’ve just been taking advantage of them,” said Muhammad, who also hauled in a touchdown catch and piled up 199 receiving yards over the three-game stretch. “Rushing is a big part of our strategy. If we just go out there and accomplish that it’s pretty good. They’re good teams that we’re playing against and we need to run against them.”

Muhammad, who has rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season, started his big-game streak with 207 yards and 3 touchdowns on 23 carries against Alemany. He followed that with 156 yards and 3 touchdowns on 34 carries, and this week he totaled 192 yards and 2 touchdowns.

With double-digit scholarship offers, Muhammad has already garnered plenty of attention from college programs. When asked whether his performances this season will increase that attention, he said, “I couldn’t tell you that. I’m just going out there and playing football and, hopefully, more people get to know me.”

In addition to his performances on the field, Muhammad was recently added to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl roster.

“It shows a lot, man,” he said. “It shows that this hard work is paying off. I’m going down the right path. I’m really excited about it. I’m looking forward to it.”

Muhammad had planned to take an official visit to Washington for the USC game two weeks ago, but was unable to make the trip that weekend. He still plans to reschedule.

“I haven’t decided on another date that I’m going to go up to Washington,” he said. “I’ve got to sit down and look. I am going to visit.”