Four-star Mitchell's Recruitment Heating Up

Cedar Creek (N.J.) wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell is another name in a long line of strong 2016 prospects out of the Garden State. Mitchell recently added offers from Florida State and Michigan, and was an impact camper at Rutgers for its 7-on-7 passing camp.

Four-star Ahmir Mitchell ranks in as the No. 19 receiver in the class of 2016, and the offers are starting to pile up.

Mitchell most recently added offers from defending national champs Florida State and the Big Ten's Michigan.

The 6-foot-3 receiver out of Cedar Creek (N.J.) camped at Rutgers last week, where the Scarlet Knights have had a relationship dating back three years.

"Rutgers is home," Mitchell said. "It's a very great program. They just sent another wide receiver to the NFL. They like big receivers, and that's what I am. Rutgers is really big in my eyes."

Mitchell is over double digits heading into the summer, but has no other visits planned.

"Florida State was a really big one," he said. "BCS champions, it really doesn't get any bigger than that. As soon as they offered, Michigan came in the next week and that was a very exciting two weeks for me for them both to come in and offer me a full scholarship."

Michigan coach Brady Hoke is the only one recruiting Mitchell as a safety. The majority of schools, including Rutgers and Florida State, are recruiting him as a receiver.

"I'm just blessed to have the opportunity with colleges, and I'm blessed to come out to these camps and stay healthy," he said. "Michigan is a great school. It shows a lot that Jabrill Peppers decided to go there. It says a lot about the program. I know from watching football over the years that they have an outstanding tradition, great rivalries and a great atmosphere."

Mitchell recently watched his older brother go through the recruiting process, and plans to take things slowly.

"I wouldn't say I wasn't expecting this, but my coaches are making sure to tell me to keep working at it," Mitchell said. "They know my potential, and they said the colleges will keep coming. I really respect that coming from my coaches."

Mitchell's older brother – Damon Mitchell – plays quarterback at Arkansas. The Razorbacks hosted Ahmir Mitchell on multiple visits, and are close to an offer.

"Arkansas is really heavy on me," Mitchell said. "They were taking it slow at first. I was going to receive an offer when I went out, but their wide receiver coach said they had to talk it over with the head coach first."

Damon Mitchell picked Arkansas over Rutgers late in the process, and is giving plenty of guidance to his younger brother.

"He's just telling me to be humble by it and stay by my team," Ahmir Mitchell said. "Don't focus on the colleges as much, just stay on my grades and play football."


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