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Michigan transfer Ahmir Mitchell leaning towards Rutgers

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The freshman four-star wide receiver was suspended from the Michigan team and then left the squad.

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Freshman wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell, who has left the Michigan football program, is leaning towards joining Rutgers, according to Todderick Hunt of NJ.com.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound four-star from the 2016 class went to Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.

Mitchell was one of the two freshman suspended from the team before fall camp started. Two teammates, along with Mitchell, were not in the Michigan 2016 team photo released on August 7th. It was later noted that Mitchell and defensive end Shelton Johnson were suspended, while freshman running back Kareem Walker was not suspended from the team.

Michigan would have let Mitchell try and rejoin the football team next spring, but the athlete favored a new path. If he joins Rutgers, he will not be allowed to play this year due to Big Ten transfer rules, which states that Mitchell will have to sit out the 2016 season, and will lose an additional year of eligibility, in order to transfer home. Mitchell is expected to try and fight the rule to get on the field as soon as this season.

The wide receiver is expected to sign with a new school in the next week.