Ex-Wolverine Ahmir Mitchell signs with Rutgers

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Former Michigan wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell

It didn't take long for former Michigan receiver Ahmir Mitchell to find a new home in the Big Ten.

According to a NJ.com story, Mitchell, a four-star recruit from New Jersey, signed and faxed his scholarship to Rutgers on Friday.

"I'd like to thank all the coaches and universities that have reached out and gave me the opportunity to attend their prestigious programs," Mitchell tweeted. "But, after long consideration I find it best for me along with my family to go back home."

Due to Big Ten transfer rules, Mitchell will have to sit out the 2016 season but will be able to practice with the team throughout the year. He will be eligible to play in 2017.

Mitchell was one of two freshmen (Shelton Johnson the other) who did not appear in Michigan's team photo and was suspended entering fall camp.

However, Mitchell appears to have no ill will after departing Ann Arbor.

"Everybody here at the University of Michigan is top-notch," Mitchell told NJ.com. "It's a great program, but it just seems like with everything going on back home and things like that, the best thing for me to do was to go home and be with my family. So that's what it all came down to. But the relationship here with the coaches and my former teammates here at Michigan, it's all great, all positive."

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