JR QB Mitch Mustain Taking Things Slow

With four quarterbacks on scholarship this fall, and possibly only three if Clayton Richard turns exclusively to baseball, Michigan looks to make the QB position an area of focus for the recruiting class of 2006. One likely target looks to be <b>Mitch Mustain</b> of Springdale, Ark., High School. <br><br> Mustain is receiving attention from some of the top programs in the country and already reports three offers. Is Michigan one of them?

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Michigan State, Texas A&M and Arkansas have already thrown in their offers for quarterback Mitch Mustain of Springdale, Ark., High School. "Arkansas was the first to offer, right before last summer," the soft-spoken Mustain told GoBlueWolverine yesterday (Wednesday). "I really don't have a favorite because a lot of schools are showing interest. I'm hearing a lot from Michigan and Miami."

The recruiting process is something completely new to the talented young signal caller. "So far it's okay, I guess," he said. "But it's kind of awkward; I don't know anyone who's been through it before so it's all new."

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Mustain said he attended the Iowa camp last summer, and isn't sure which camps he'll attend this year. "I'll probably go to some school camps though I'm not certain which ones yet," he said.

During his junior season Mustain threw for 2,164 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Bulldogs, completing 139 of 222 of his passes. He also ran for 333 yards and 14 touchdowns. However, he broke his arm in the state semifinals, which will keep him out of baseball this spring. "I go back to the doctor on Monday," he said. "They told me if everything is okay then I can start throwing again." He said he is looking for a school that can best prepare him for the next level.

Mustain reports a grade-point-average of 3.0 and said he will take his ACT this coming Saturday. He said he would like to major in history. As far as his timetable he told us, "I'd like to take all of my visits before I decide. So right now I'm looking at deciding in December."

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