Jan. 7, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy announced today that Naim Mustafaa, a defensive end from Alpharetta, Ga., has enrolled in school and will practice with the Cowboys this spring.
"Naim is a big-time defensive end who can rush the passer and is very athletic," OSU co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. "He has a very high motor and is a competitor. He uses his hands very well. He is a quiet person by nature, but he turns it up when he's on the field."
A closer look at Mustafaa:
High School: Attended Alpharetta HS in Alpharetta, Ga., where he was coached by Jason Dukes ... Four-star prospect by ESPN.com and Scout.com and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Had 45 tackles as a senior (27 unassisted) and added six sacks and a forced fumble ... As a junior, he had 50 tackles (15 for loss) and eight sacks ... Held scholarship offers from Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Tennessee and Auburn, among several others.
Personal: Naim Mustafaa was born Oct. 4, 1994 in East Point, Ga. ... Son of Najee and Celeste Mustafaa ... Father played seven seasons in the NFL and was a teammate of OSU co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer at Georgia Tech ... His brother, Charles, played receiver at Kentucky from 2008-11 ... His cousin, Derek Smith, played basketball at Louisville and logged nine seasons in the NBA with the Clippers, Sacramento, Philadelphia, and Boston ... Another cousin, Tray Rutland, played football at Mississippi State ... Cited OSU's defensive scheme and the school's business major as two of his reasons for choosing the Cowboys.