Bama in Top Four for Mustain's No.1 quarterback in the country was live in-studio Wednesday night on Countdown to Signing Day. Mitch Mustain from Springdale (Ark.) decommitted from the Razorbacks, and he discusses three schools battling the Hogs for his signature.

"There are a few select schools I am considering, and hopefully I will make the right decision," said Mitch Mustain. "The past few weeks have been crazy. It was to my best interest that I opened everything back up. I hated to do it, but I don't regret my decision at all."

Mustain informed prior to the live interview on Countdown to Signing Day that his short list included Alabama, Arkansas, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

Alabama is a new school added in the late stages of the recruiting process as Mustain said, "Alabama had never been on my recruiting radar. I started watching them on television this year, and I really enjoyed watching them play. I have a good friend who is a big Alabama fan. He is always telling me I need to go there."

"I think coach [Mike] Shula is a good coach. He has experience in the NFL and as a quarterback," Mustain added.

Mustain discusses Notre Dame and Tennessee as well.

Notre Dame: "I really like the way the program has turned around. They came out this season and lit it up on offense. It's an awesome place academically."

Tennessee: "The history of the program show that they know how to win. I think they are heading in the right direction. I like coach [David] Cutcliffe a lot."

Mustain may go with his heart, stay home and play for the Razorbacks, and he leads in that direction. "I have been in his [Gus Malzone] system for five years," Mustain said of the new Arkansas offensive coordinator and former head coach. "We are really close to each other, and I am close with his whole family. He is a coach that is real easy to play for. I attribute a lot of my success to him. We have a very strong personal relationship with each other."

"I made it clear to him before he took the Arkansas job that I felt I needed to look around. He fully understood and supported me. Now he is recruiting me for Arkansas."

Mustain finished a remarkable career at Springdale passing for 3,817 yards with 47 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He was 190/270 (70%) which broke an Arkansas state record for completion percentage in a single season.

A true leader on-and-off the field Mustain knows his qualities and a few key areas he would like to improve before making the college transition.

"I definitely think my leadership is my biggest strength," said Mustain. "I feel I need to work on my game management. I need to control the pace of the game. I understand a lot more this year than I did last year. I have to keep learning."

When asked the determining factors of his decision, the nation's top quarterback replied, "All the schools I am considering I have a strong interest in. I am going to go to the school where I feel the most comfortable. I want to go to a great program where I will have a strong relationship with the coaching staff."

Stay tuned to as we bring you the latest with Mitch Mustain including daily reports from San Antonio prior to the U.S. Army All-American game.

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