CORAL GABLES — When Miami coach Al Golden said at the beginning of preseason practices that he wasn't done adding player to the Hurricanes roster, he wasn't kidding.
Golden officially added Oklahoma State freshman transfer Naim Mustafaa to his team's roster Thursday.
The four-star-rated defensive end will sit out the 2013 season, per NCAA transfer rules.
Mustafaa took the long route on his way to Coral Gables. The Alpharetta, Georgia product from the class of 2013 was initially a Georgia verbal commit, but he backed out of that commitment a month before National Signing Day and enrolled early at Oklahoma State two days later.
After participating in Cowboys' spring practices, Mustafaa left the team for reasons OSU coach Mike Gundy declined to disclose.
Last month, Mustafaa told University of Hawaii coaches that he would be enrolling at their school, but obviously, that never came to be.
A strong-side 7-technique defensive end, Mustafaa will be able to practice with the team immediately, he’ll have four years of eligibility remaining after this season.
Mustafaa's father, Najee, played seven seasons in the NFL as a safety for the Vikings, Browns and Raiders. His brother Charles, was a defensive lineman for Kentucky.
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