"If they want two tight ends, that's cool with me," Muhammad told Eleven Warriors. "I'm going somewhere I know I can compete and earn playing time, regardless of who is there already."
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Muhammad is considered the 4th-best tight end and No. 92 prospect overall, while a Ruckert is the second-ranked player at the position and No. 62 overall.
He holds nearly three dozen offers after recording 29 receptions for 430 yards and four touchdowns for the Panthers last season, but Michigan has become the presumed favorite in recent weeks following his trip to Ann Arbor for the Spring Game last month.
That said, Muhammad still remains high on Ohio State. He visited campus for the first time last November for the double-overtime win over the Wolverines.
"Coach [Kevin] Wilson, [Urban] Meyer, [Mark] Pantoni and a lot of other assistants [keep in touch]," Muhammad said. "They just keep me updated with info about the university and program. Also really want me to visit."