Damon Mitchell was sure of where he wanted to go to college, but kept it to himself for a couple of days.
That ended Wednesday when Egg Harbor City (NJ) Cedar Creek star Mitchell (6-3, 205) - nicknamed Duwop - signed with Arkansas over Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Iowa among others.
"I feel relieved to finally make my decision," Mitchell told the PressofAtlanticCity.com. " I wound up choosing Arkansas because it was the closest place to Cedar Creek. It's like my high school in that the coaches, professors and fans all care about you. And it's such a beautiful campus. I knew I was going there as soon as I got there for my visit last weekend.".
Cedar Creek head coach Tim Watson said his quarterback just felt a better fit at Arkansas instead of Georgia Tech, where he had been committed since last September.
"(He) loves being a quarterback," Watson said. "He loved Georgia Tech but he thinks the offense at Arkansas is better suited for him. He wants to be the best he can be and the level of competition both at Arkansas and in the SEC is going to push him. He's not a kid that backs down from a challenge, so I think he'll do very well. I'm so proud of him."
Mitchell passed for 2,025 yards and threw for 22 touchdowns while also rushing for 1,027 yards and 21 more scores.
He is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com and the 58th best quarterback in the country.
Mitchell joins Fayetteville four-star quarterback Austin Allen (6-2, 205) - Scout's 30th-best quarterback in the country - as the two quarterback signees in the 2013 class for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas Signs Duwop
Hawgs Daily Top Stories
TCU vs Iowa State primerAfter falling in double-overtime to Arkansas, TCU looks to get back to their winning ways against Iowa State.
Horned Frog Insider09/15/2016
The Ultimate Midlands TeamThere is a lot of talent in the Midlands region, with a vast majority of the highest rated recruits playing high school football in the Lone Star State. Which prospects made the…
These rival helmet color swaps are revoltingSwapping rival teams' helmet colors? It shouldn't have been done, but someone did it anyway.
Post-July 2017 Top 100 Player RankingsWith the July evaluation periods, Nike Skills Academy, adidas Nations and Under Armour's Elite 24 over, Scout's basketball recruiting team has updated the 2017 top 100. DeAndre…
2017 South Region Top 150The stars are lined up in the 2017 South Top 150 and you can see the full pre-season list here...