The Wolverine

March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2016 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE terback coming out of high school in the 2013 class and is now a redshirt junior wide receiver at Arkansas. 2016 PROJECTION • With Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh returning for their senior seasons in 2016, there is not a press- ing need for an outside wide re- ceiver to contribute, giving Mitchell the opportunity to redshirt. How- ever, since he enrolled early, he will get a jumpstart on the receivers U-M is bringing in and could compete with redshirt sophomores Maurice Ways and Drake Harris to be that fourth option for Michigan behind Chesson, Darboh and sophomore WR Grant Perry. THEY SAID IT • Passing Game Coordinator Jedd Fisch: "Ahmir is a live-wire per- sonality. He is an immediate impact leader, has a tremendous work ethic, and I'm really excited to see him play. He was part of a state cham- pion football team and is excited to bring that championship mentality to Michigan. Ahmir is a very tall, lin- ear wide receiver. He probably looks very much like what [NFL wideout] Brandon Marshall did when he first showed up at his campus. "He has a nice catch radius, played both ways as a safety and wide re- ceiver in high school, and has the ability to impact our program at the wide receiver position very quickly." • Cedar Creek Head Coach Tim Watson (to "They're get- Mitchell was ranked a four-star prospect by every major recruiting outlet. PHOTO BY TIM SULLIVAN

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