Former Arkansas QB Brandon Mitchell will transfer to N.C. State
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ormer Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell will transfer to North Carolina State.
Mitchell, a senior who is on track to graduate this summer and be eligible immediately, also considered Michigan, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State.
“I like the culture, coaches, expectations within the program starting all the way at the top, and most importantly chemistry,” Mitchell told ESPN. “I felt I built it with players in just three days. Bottom line is I want to win, and I want to win now. They have the best opportunity there for success and just had one missing piece.”
Mitchell (6-4, 230) was Tyler Wilson’s backup in 2011, and moved to wide receiver last season. He caught caught 17 passes for 272 yards.
The Amite, La. native went back to quarterback this spring, and battled Brandon Allen for the starting job.
Following the Razorbacks’ spring game, Bielema released a depth chart with Allen as No. 1 QB. He said it was Allen’s ability to protect the ball and avoid negative plays that put him ahead, and hinted that Mitchell might be asked to move back to receiver.
Former Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett also transferred to N.C. State this offseason, but he must sit out the upcoming season.