Last month, Ahmir Mitchell announced his intentions to transfer from the Michigan Wolverines. Mitchell, a former four-star recruit from New Jersey, has now announced found his new home and it’s back close to his hometown.
On Friday, Mitchell took to social media to announce he will be transferring to join the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
“I’d like to thank all the coaches and universities that have reached out and gave the opportunity to attend their prestigious programs,” Mitchell wrote on Twitter. “But, after long consideration, I find it best for me along with my family to go back home.”
Mitchell will now be forced to sit out for the 2016 college football season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Due to Big Ten rules, he may also be forced to give up a year of eligibility, but he is expected to appeal that ruling.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound pass catcher was ranked as the No. 5 player in the state of New Jersey coming out of high school.