UConn football strengthened its defensive backfield on Thursday with the commitment of Mumu Bin-Wahad from West Virginia University, by way of the transfer portal.
locced in w the guru… @CoachJimMoraFB #Committed pic.twitter.com/C69vHAzk2O— MBW (@TheMumuBinWahad) January 6, 2023
Bin-Wahad made five appearances as a true freshman in 2022 at corner, safety, and special teams and will have three years of eligibility remaining at UConn.
At 5-foot-10, 179 pounds, the Loganville, Georgia native was a three-star prospect out of Grayson High School, a team that also produced UConn receiver Keelan Marion.
As a high school prospect, Bin-Wahad was recruited by a laundry list of Power 5 schools, including South Carolina, TCU, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In the transfer portal, Bin-Wahad received an offer from UCF and interest from Mississippi State, Auburn, and UCF, per the Portal Report.
Bin-Wahad joins a resurgent UConn secondary that ranked No. 41 in the country in passing yards allowed per game, a far cry from the dismal performances in years past, and he’ll compete with defensive backs Chris Shearin, Malcolm Bell, and D’Mon Brinson for playing time.
On Friday. Ray Elridge, a 6-foot-4 310-pound defensive lineman also announced his intention to join the Huskies, transferring from FCS Richmond.
Originally from McDonald, Pennsylvania, Elridge sports an impressive mane to go along with his impressive resume at Richmond, with 34 tackles, 8.3 for loss, and 4.5 sacks in 2021. He received offers from Kent State, Ball State, and Western Michigan before committing to UConn on his official visit.