Rutgers coach Chris Ash took plenty of time to look into receiver Ahmir Mitchell’s suspension and situation at Michigan. Mitchell has transferred into the Rutgers program and is now with the Scarlet Knights.
According to NJ.com‘s Ryan Dunleavy, Ash said he’s known Mitchell’s family for a long time and that he recruited his brother Damon. Ash declined to get into why Mitchell was suspended, saying it wouldn’t be fair to the player, though he said his program looks into every player they bring into the program, from high school to college transfers.
Here’s Ash, as reported by Dunleavy:
“I can tell you, any player that we bring into the program — whether it’s out of high school, junior college, prep school or transfer — we’re going to do our homework on,” Ash said. “We’re going to talk to everybody we need to talk to to feel comfortable about his ability to fit into our culture and do the things we want him to do.”
Mitchell can’t play this upcoming season, but will be eligible for 2017. Mitchell is a former 247 Sports 4-star recruit from Cedar Creek High School (Egg Harbor City, N.J.). With Rutgers’ top three returning receivers from 2015 all seniors this year, the Scarlet Knights will have a need for Mitchell next year.