Just seven days ago, and two weeks before the 2016 season was slated to begin, incoming Michigan freshman Ahmir Mitchell announced he would transfer.
The announcement came about a week after Mitchell, a wide receiver, and a teammate had been suspended. The reason for the suspensions is still unknown.
In search of a new home, Mitchell might essentially be staying home.
According to a report from NJ.com’s Todderick Hunt, Mitchell is “leaning towards” fellow Big Ten school Rutgers.
A 4-star recruit from Cedar Grove High School (Egg Harbor, N.J.), Mitchell was the No. 7 overall prospect from New Jersey. Transfer rules will force him to sit out the 2016 season, but he’s able to enroll at another school. However, Hunt’s report states Big Ten transfer rules will force him to lose a year of eligibility in the process.