A former four-star wide receiver has been dismissed from Rutgers, according to sources.
On Friday night, Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com reported that Ahmir Mitchell was dismissed from the program, but not other information regarding the situation was made available.
Mitchell transferred from Michigan to Rutgers prior to the 2016 season. After sitting out last year due to NCAA rules, he was expected to be a key contributor this fall. But Mitchell suffered an ACL injury that kept him sidelined in 2017.
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) October 27, 2017
According to Dunleavy, head coach Chris Ash said Mitchell was “no longer on schedule,” but offered no further comment on the situation.
Mitchell transferred from Michigan in 2016 after being suspended by the Wolverines. After investigating the situation, Ash believed the receiver could still be an asset to the program. The head coach even brought in his brother, Damon Mitchell, from Arkansas to be a mentor.
That apparently didn’t work.
Mitchell is a New Jersey native and was ranked as the 17th-best athlete of the 2016 recruiting class. He was a top 10 player from the state according to 247Sports.