Ahmir Mitchell ACL Torn in April

Submitted by SpeakOut on August 21st, 2017 at 11:57 AM

First post here so I'm taking a risk with sorta old news, but I can't find any reference on this website to Ahmir Mitchell blowing his ACL this spring.  A potentially great athlete that chose to move on from Michigan after being disciplined, I was curious to see where he was at on the Rutgers depth chart when I found this.  Surpising that this wasn't discussed here.

http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2017/04/rutgers_ahmir_mitchell_suffers_torn_acl.html

Comments

Mr. Yost

August 21st, 2017 at 12:23 PM ^

Oddly enough, both (along with Brad Hawkins) are WR/S combos - I can't remember too many more guys like that. It seems like we've been pretty sure where guys were going to play when it comes to those positions.

Before those 3, I can't think of the last scholarship WR/S combo type we recruited. 

Farnn

August 21st, 2017 at 1:38 PM ^

It's probably more common with Harbaugh recruits than other coaches because he likes moving guys around and seeing where they can play.  But plenty of guys play both ways in HS and may still fit at both in college.  Sometimes they just lack to hands to play WR and can excell on defense without that skill.

stephenrjking

August 21st, 2017 at 12:03 PM ^

I don't remember hearing this, or at least if you had asked me "What's up with Ahmir Mitchell" I wouldn't have been able to say this. But then, I barely remember that he went to Rutgers. 

Which means this is not duplicate info. 

Blueblood2991

August 21st, 2017 at 2:16 PM ^

I wouldn't take it as far as being dead to me, and never want to see a guy get injured, but I'm in no way a fan of Mitchell.

Between the credit card fraud and inability to stop smoking weed, he wasted a scholarship for a year. I have no problem with kids getting homesick or having trouble adapting academically, but his blatant lack of respect for Coach and the school rubbed me the wrong way. I would've rather seen that scholarship go to someone like Matt Falcon, who although injured, bled maize and blue.

tspoon

August 21st, 2017 at 5:32 PM ^

Matt Falcon was given a non-football full ride by Coach, but turned it down so he could pursue football elsewhere.

So if he bled maize and blue, his athlete ego hid that part pretty well in the moment of truth.

Nothing wrong with his choice, but the record should show that he did not get gypped by Ahmir Mitchell.