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Minnesota Football Recruiting: RB Mohamed Ibrahim commits to Gophers

Coach Fleck brings a powerful running back who is now one of Minnesota’s top commits.

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(*Editor's note...What the heck does "Commitment to Eight" mean? It is our new recurring title for recruit commitments referencing a commitment to work towards the Gopher's Eighth National Championship.)

Coach Fleck wasted no time nabbing several former Western Michigan recruits, but flipping recruits from his old school wasn’t the only thing on his agenda. Mohamed Ibrahim was not committed anywhere and once he had this Big Ten offer from Coach Fleck, he took it.

A Maryland native, Ibrahim is a kid who runs with power and should eventually be a difficult back to bring down, even in the Big Ten.


Scout Analysis - GopherIllustrated ($cout)

Ibrahim has good vision and cut-back ability. He accelerates well off a break, and he can see the field to the edge. He runs compact and takes care of the ball well. He is at his best running between the tackles out of a spread. He can get to the edge, but he needs to increase his ability to turn up the field with speed. -- Brian Dohn


Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 190 lbs.

Big 4 Ratings:


Site Stars Rating Pos. Rank
Site Stars Rating Pos. Rank
Scout 2 n/a n/a
Rivals 3 5.7 36
247 3 87 38
ESPN 3 73 94


Sophomore year highlights:

TDG Analysis

In Two Words - if you have to remember just two things about this player...

  • Power
  • Vision

Absurd Comparisons

Reminds me a bit of Duane Bennett, particularly when he adds a bit of weight. Probably a more physical runner but similar size and a guy who hits the hole quickly.

Scheme Fit

Ibrahim hits the line of scrimmage quickly and hard, not a whole lot of dancing. He’ll hit the hole quickly and use that momentum to fall forward. He’s not a burner and won’t likely be running away from defenders. But he seems to have good vision and when he sees a lane he is quick to get there and accelerate through it.

Impact on Other Prospects?

Assuming the current running backs remain on the roster, I suspect this new staff will be done with running back for this class. If anything, and assuming they have a scholarship available, look for the staff to possibly offer an in-state back.