Michigan received its 23rd commitment of the 2016 cycle today in the form of wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell (Egg Harbor City, New Jersey).
Mitchell is a four-star prospect and the sixth-ranked athlete in the class of 2016, per the 247 Composite. He is Michigan's second wide receiver commit in the class, along with fellow Jersey native Brad Hawkins.
At 6-3, 205 pounds, Mitchell is not exactly a burner, but he displays top end speed and is shifty in the open field. He also is a physical runner that is not as easy to bring down as other players at his position.
He is very good at using his length to his advantage and knows how to win the one-on-one battles with defensive backs. Mitchell uses his long arms well in protecting the football. He catches the ball away from his body and shows good hands.
Mitchell is not a player at looks to make a play before he catches the ball. He secures it, then uses his speed to get up-field. As I said above, he is not a track star by any means, but he is as elusive as it gets and that makes him just as dangerous.
There is a lot to be excited about here. I'm not sure where he projects early on, but he absolutely has the ceiling of a number-one option for the Wolverines. If Hawkins is the redzone target and Chris Evans is the slot guy, Mitchell is the player that shares qualities of both of those players and can be a huge threat in the passing game for the Wolverines in time.