The 2016 college football recruiting class has a lot of talent in it, and one player in particular has made headlines in a big way today. Four-star wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell has said that he has narrowed down his choices to just two schools. Those two schools just so happen to be the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines.
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Making that decision is going to make the losing fan base absolutely hate Mitchell. He says that he has no favorite, but that won’t matter when he decides to join one of the two programs.
During the 2014 season at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, Mitchell came through with a very solid all-around season. He caught 47 passes for 872 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those numbers average out to being an impressive 18.6 yards per catch, and his skill-set seems like it will transfer very well to the next level.
At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, Mitchell is also a basketball player and has extreme athleticism. He can out-jump almost any defensive back that he goes up against, and that will give him a big advantage at the college level. There is no denying the star potential that he possesses, and he has shown off a work ethic that can help push him to being an elite receiver.
That being said, whoever ends up landing him in the 2016 recruiting class is getting a huge cornerstone piece of their future offense. Ohio State likely offers him the best chance to compete for a championship right now, but joining Jim Harbaugh’s new era of football in Michigan is an intriguing possibility as well.
Mitchell is going to have to make a very difficult decision, and it will be interesting to see what he ends up doing.
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