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Former Michigan WR Ahmir Mitchell transfers to Rutgers

The four-star left Ann Arbor last week and now he is heading home to New Jersey.


Ahmir Mitchell, a 2016 four-star wide receiver, left Michigan last week and will transfer to Rutgers.

"Basically, everything came down to what was best for me and my family," Mitchell told "Some personal things are going on back home right now. And it just seems like the right thing for me to do is to come back and be closer to my family and basically go home and rep Jersey in Jersey."

Mitchell was suspended this summer by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and announced he was leaving the program last week.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver went to Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. According to 247Sports, Mitchell was the No. 5 prospect from New Jersey and the No. 167 player in the class of 2016.

“Throughout my entire recruitment, Rutgers was always within the top three,” he said. “For a while they were leading. It basically came down to the staff. And now they have a better staff at Rutgers, that’s what made me basically want to come back home along with everything going on back at home with my family and stuff like that. So it just seemed like a good fit and every aspect just pointed back home.”

Mitchell will sit out the 2016 season, but can practice with the Scarlet Knights during the year. Since he was not given a redshirt, he will have four years of eligibility left.