Former Michigan wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell is signing with Rutgers. Mitchell, a former four-star recruit from N.J., was anticipated to sign with Rutgers after announcing he was transferring from the Wolverines last Wednesday.

Mitchell signed and faxed his Rutgers scholarship this afternoon, according to, and is already enrolled in school. Because Rutgers is a Division 1 program, Mitchell will be forced to sit out the 2016 season and will be eligible in 2017 if his hardship waiver comes through.

“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.”

Confidence isn’t lacking for Mitchell, as he fully believes in his own set of skills.

“I’m a very versatile athlete, so I’m willing to play wherever coaches need me and  where the team needs me,” Mitchell said. “But, of course, the main position would be wide receiver. And wherever else they want to throw me at, I’ll do.

“With my God-given size, speed and ability, the deep ball is always the go-to. But also in the areas where I catch the ball, being a big body, having long arms and using the stiff arm, I can get up out of there and be able to provide more yards after the catch. So between those two, those are my main factors at wide receiver.”

Mitchell was the ninth-ranked athlete in the class of 2016 according to 247 Sports.