By Phil Anastasia
Inquirer Staff Writer
Ahmir Mitchell says Ohio State and Michigan are "maybe the two biggest rivals in college football."
The Buckeyes and Wolverines are competing for something else these days: Mitchell's services.
An all-purpose star at Cedar Creek High School, Mitchell has narrowed his college choices to the two Big Ten programs. He said he will decide by the end of the month, probably on August 27.
"It's stressful but I'm enjoying it," Mitchell said after another pre-season practice on Thursday at Cedar Creek, which is located in Egg Harbor City.
Mitchell says that "some days I wake up thinking I'm going to one school and some days I wake up thinking I'm going to the other school."
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Mitchell is a four-star recruit by rivals.com. He is regarded as one of the top players in the state in the class of 2016.
Mitchell's brother, Damon, is a redshirt sophomore wide receiver at Arkansas and is projected to see significant playing time this season.
Ahmir Mitchell caught 47 passes for 872 yards and 12 TDs last season and also ran for 241 yards and 5 TDs.
Mitchell said he wanted to make his college decision before the start of the season. Cedar Creek opens Sept. 4 at Cedar Grove.
"I want to take the pressure off me and off my team," Mitchell said.
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