First Pac 12 offer rolls in for 2015 Bellevue LB Mustafa Branch: By Scott Eklund

Mustafa Branch
Mustafa Branch


Just a couple of weeks ago, we reported that rising 2015 prospect, Bellevue (Wa.) Mustafa Branch had received his first offer. Well, the talented player receiver received his second offer, this one coming from a Pac 12 school.

“I got a call from the Oregon State coaches and they said they were offering me,” Branch told Northwest Elite Index. “I had just started talking to them a couple of weeks ago and the coach said the athletic director wanted to see my film. Apparently that finally happened and that is when they called and offered me.”

The offer from the Beavers joins the one he got at the end of last month from Northwestern and heavy interest from Washington, Oregon State and Washington State although the Huskies’ new coaching staff have yet to reach out to him.

Branch played both sides of the ball for the Wolverines this season, but a broken collarbone kept him out of six games had him hungry to contribute when he came back.

“I broke it in the Bothell game which was the second game of our season and then I came back and played against Mercer Island for the last game of the regular season then the playoffs,” Branch said.

Since the Wolverines do not keep stats, it’s hard to give you an exact total of his overall contributions, but there is no questioning his abilities to play the game physically and make an impact on the game, especially from his linebacker spot.

“I prefer defense just because of how physical you can be,” the 6’0, 215-pounder said. “I love to play the game physically and just fly around and make plays. That’s how our whole team plays and we have a lot of fun doing it.”

Branch is unsure if he will hit the camp circuit this summer or not, choosing instead to focus on his senior season.

We will continue to update news on him as it happens this offseason.