Ahmir Mitchell’s career is over before it ever truly began at Rutgers. Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media reported this evening that Mitchell has been dismissed from the team per a source.
You can read Dunleavy's full report here.
The former 4-star recruit and Michigan transfer was slated to start at receiver this season before tearing his ACL during spring practice. He was said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery, as head coach Chris Ash said over the summer that Mitchell could return by mid-season. Unfortunately, Mitchell will never suit up in scarlet on Saturdays.
There was no reason given for the dismissal. It’s a sad situation in that Mitchell is just a kid and unfortunately did not learn from whatever mistake he made at Michigan, as he was dismissed there as well. His brother, Damon, joined the program as a graduate transfer from Arkansas and it was thought adding extra support would help Ahmir succeed at Rutgers. Obviously, it didn’t work out the way anyone planned.
Ash has known the family since 2013 when he recruited Damon to Arkansas and was comfortable in giving Ahmir a second chance at Rutgers. Credit Ash for doing so and also making the decision that it wasn’t working out, for whatever reason. He has greatly improved the culture within the program since he took over before last season and the off the field issues that were prevalent during the Kyle Flood era have been absent during his tenure. Mitchell is now the second player dismissed by Ash, as former QB Tylin Oden was let go during the spring.