B1G First Offer for Branch
Mustafa Branch
Mustafa Branch
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 20, 2013

The Bellevue (Wash.) 2015 outside linebacker, Mustafa Branch, got his first offer this week...

Bellevue (Wash.) 2015 outside linebacker Mustafa Branch got good news on Tuesday when his first offer came in.

And for Branch, it was a big deal because it came from the Big Ten.

Northwestern became the first school to extend an offer to the three-star.

"It just happened," said Branch. "I was surprised. I had to double check with them to make sure that happened."

Branch had missed much of his junior year with a broken collarbone, but starred as a sophomore and when he's played for the Wolverines this year has made a big impact on the top team in the state.

"This is crazy because I missed almost the whole season," said Branch. "But I'm excited."

Branch said the offer came as an outside linebacker.

"Everyone in my family is pretty excited," said Branch.

Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA are other schools that have shown interest in Branch.

The Wolverines face Gig Harbor (Wash.) Peninsula this Saturday in the 3A state quarterfinals.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOX Sports, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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