Former four-star receiver to transfer from Michigan following suspension
Ahmir Mitchell didn’t wait it out at Michigan. Now, the former four-star receiver is leaving Michigan after he was suspended by the team.
He made that announcement on Twitter on Wednesday:
All love for the people of Michigan and U of M ???????? pic.twitter.com/dATIELCJQe
— Ahmir_SoDevoted (@TheDeuce_2_Nice) August 24, 2016
The New Jersey native was one of two freshmen suspended from the team.
His suspension made national headlines when Jim Harbaugh walked out on the media upon receiving questions about the matter. It isn’t known what triggered the suspension because Harbaugh refused to share information regarding the matter. All that’s known was that he wasn’t in the team picture, which sparked the questioning.
Fellow top New Jersey recruit Kareem Walker also missed the team picture, but he wasn’t suspended. It also isn’t clear if the two had the same reasoning.
That’s a tough pill to swallow for Michigan after luring Mitchell away from the East Coast. Perhaps Mitchell will land at his home state of Rutgers, which has made a major push in the Jersey area in the 2017 class.
That, however, would involve him sitting out two years because of B1G transfer rules. A more likely scenario would be that Mitchell ends up at a non-B1G FBS school.