"He's now committed to Georgia Southern," said Alex's father, Chris Mortensen, on Friday. "He had eliminated Arkansas a couple of days ago, but wanted to sleep and pray on it."
Alex Mortensen, who will be a sophomore in the fall, requested his father not comment any further on the decision. He won't have to sit out next year at Division I-AA Georgia Southern, where Brian VanGorder was named head coach last month. He also considered Louisville.
"He had a prior relationship with coach VanGorder from when he was at Georgia (as defensive coordinator) and it was a pretty good relationship," Chris Mortensen said earlier this week.
Alex Mortensen spent two seasons at Arkansas after graduating from Landmark Christian School in Georgia. He redshirted his first season before playing in four games this past fall. He completed 6 of 17 passes for 63 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown.
Mortensen's departure means the Razorbacks will field only two scholarship quarterbacks this spring. They are sophomore Casey Dick and junior Robert Johnson, who combined to start all 11 games last season.
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