Perhaps a year later than he originally envisioned, former Texas High quarterback standout and Arkansas native Ryan Mallett will be a Razorback.
Mallet (6-7, 250), who played in 11 games his true freshman season at Michigan, will officially enroll at the University of Arkansas as soon as his official transfer papers arrive.
That's all that is left per UA compliance official Marvin Caston, who spoke after current Razorbacks Darren McFadden and Felix Jones publicly announced their decisions to forgo their senior seasons.
"We got the permission to speak letter from the University of Michigan (earlier) and we should have the official transfer release from them this afternoon," Caston said. "I can't confirm whether or not he is enrolled."
Mallett passed for nearly 8,000 yards and 73 touchdowns for Texas High in his prep career and never tried to hide the fact that he grew up wanting to play for Arkansas.
But when former Razorback Mitch Mustain signed with Arkansas back in 2006, that sent Mallett on to Michigan.
Mallett played in 11 games this past season for the Wolverines, completing 61 of 141 passes for 14 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Mallett is expected to talk about his decision in the near future.
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