Michigan wide receiver and incoming freshman Ahmir Mitchell announced he’ll transfer from Michigan Wednesday afternoon.
Mitchell, who was suspended by coach Harbaugh on Aug. 16 along with sophomore defensive end Shelton Johnson, announced his decision to transfer on Twitter.
All love for the people of Michigan and U of M ?? pic.twitter.com/dATIELCJQe
— Ahmir_SoDevoted (@TheDeuce_2_Nice) August 24, 2016
Harbaugh did not give a reason as to why Mitchell was suspended, nor did he give a timetable for when the freshman would return to the team.
Mitchell’s announcement to transfer comes after three four-star recruits decommitted from Michigan in a 24-hour span Tuesday.
By announcing his intent to transfer before the season begins, Mitchell can still enroll at another school in time for the 2016 season. Although he could still enroll at an FBS school, Mitchell would not be allowed to play in the 2016 season according to NCAA transfer rules. However, it could be possible he could redshirt the upcoming season at an FBS school, or play immediately at the FCS or Division II level.
An Egg Harbor City, N.J. native, Mitchell was a four-star recruit and the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of New Jersey, and was expected to be in the mix for playing time at wide receiver as a freshman.