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March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2016 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE MEASURABLES • Runs a 4.67 40-yard dash and has a 34.7-inch vertical jump. STATISTICS • Totaled 17 receptions for 231 yards (13.6 yards per reception) and two touchdowns in his senior campaign. • Helped lead team to 10-2 record and South Group 2 state title. • Recorded 25 catches for 511 yards (20.4 yards per catch) and eight touch- downs as a junior. • Had three 100-yard receiving games, including a five-catch, 156-yard, two-TD effort in the opening game of the 2014 season. • Rushed for 193 yards and 11 touch- downs on 27 carries (7.2 yards per carry) during his career. • Had two kickoff return touchdowns and returned an interception for a score during his prep days. HONORS • As a senior was ranked as the No. 8 player in New Jersey by • Named All-Group 2 first-team All- State at defensive back. • Was a first-team All-Group 2 pick on offense as a utility player in 2014 and made the all-state second-team squad (regardless of classification) at wide re- ceiver. ALL-STAR GAMES AND CAMPS • Participated in the 2015 Five-Star Challenge in Baltimore. RECRUITMENT • Committed to Michigan Aug. 27, 2015, choosing the Wolverines over Ohio State. • The wide receiver also had offers from Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Mississippi, Penn State and South Carolina. • Was a frequent visitor to Ann Arbor in the spring and summer, attending the Wolverines' BBQ at The Big House July 25, a day after seeing OSU for a Friday Night Lights event. • Announced for the Wolverines al- most one month to the day after the barbeque and became the 23rd com- mitment in the class at the time of his decision. • Quarterbacks/receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch served as Mitchell's primary recruiter. • One of seven early enrollees this year for Michigan, he will be eligible to com- pete in spring practice. NOTABLE • Born on May 12, 1998. • Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. • Brother, Damon, was a four-star quar- AHMIR MITCHELL WIDE RECEIVER 6-3 • 205 CEDAR CREEK H.S. EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. RANKINGS STARS NAT. POS. STATE ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 139 30 4 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 216 33 7 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 321 17 8 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 131 21 5

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