November 25, 2011; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Mitchell (17) prior to kickoff of a game against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 41-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Former Arkansas QB Brandon Mitchell Transfers to North Carolina State

Former Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Mitchell has finally decided on his new home. The senior signal-caller has chosen the North Carolina State Wolfpack as his new team. Mitchell was also considering Michigan, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State.

Mitchell explained the reason for choosing North Carolina State on Monday.

“I like the culture, coaches, expectations within the program starting all the way at the top, and most importantly chemistry,” Mitchell said, via ESPN’s Joe Schad. “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 will immediately compete for the Wolfpack’s starting quarterback gig.

The 6-foot-4, 239 pound quarterback appeared in 21 starts during his time at Arkansas. He appeared both under center and at wide receiver. Mitchell accounted for four touchdowns with the Razorbacks.

Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench, who was also considering North Carolina State, will now turn his attention to USF and Mississippi State.

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