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Rutgers Spring Practice 4: Two Deep & Mitchell Brothers as Impact Receivers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- After a debut depth chart and padded spring practice, Rutgers coach Chris Ash discussed the instant impact from receivers Damon and Ahmir Mitchell.

The Headline – Brothers Ahmir Mitchell and Damon Mitchell came to Rutgers for different reasons, but an immediate impact was a goal for both.

The offseason momentum continues with both as starting wide receivers to begin spring practice alongside slot Dacoven Bailey.

Ahmir Mitchell joined the program last fall as a Michigan transfer.

“It was a tough fall for Ahmir because he was sitting out,” said head coach Chris Ash. “He couldn't practice. He was scout team, just true freshman stuff that you go through with him at practice. He's really matured. He's really bought in. The thing I love about Ahmir right now is his competitive spirit. When you look at guys that are competing every-single day, I don't know if we have a player out there that's competing more than Ahmir every-single day.”

Damon Mitchell committed on New Year's Eve and is “on a different level” after time with Arkansas.

“He's been through four years of football in the SEC,” Ash said. “He knows what it takes to go out and will take care of his body, show up to practice, take great notes in meetings. He's doing a great job providing leadership for that wide receiver room.”

Worth Noting – The official Rutgers depth chart can be viewed below. Most notable debuts on the two-deep include defensive end Elorm Lumor, middle linebacker Rashawn Battle and right guard Nick Krimin as backups.

Quote of the Day – “I like the way (the running backs) are practicing right now. I think, through the first four days of spring practice, they're really practicing harder and with more focus. Their execution at running back is higher than it was at any point last year.” – Ash on running backs.

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