Mitch Mustain Up to 17 Offers; Talks About Visits

Gathering information on potential suitors appears to be the main focus at the moment for top quarterback <b>Mitch Mustain</b> of Springdale, Ark., High School. The talented signal caller, ranked as the No. 2 QB in the nation by Jim S., recently took a trip to four Midwest schools, one of which was Michigan. He talked with about the trip, and where things stand at this point in his recruitment. <br>

With Arkansas State and Notre Dame as the most recent schools to throw their hat into the Mitch Mustain sweepstakes, the Springdale, Ark., talent now reports 17 offers, including Michigan. Has he narrowed his list down at this point? "I'm really just getting all the information I can about each school," he told GBW. "I plan on having a top five sometime in June." Mustain said he would like to make a late-summer decision but, as he has stated all along, he is not going to rush things.

The 6-foot-3, 198-pound Mustain said he visited the home state school this past weekend. "I went down to Arkansas to watch a practice on Saturday," he said. "I was supposed to go to Texas but that didn't work out; I'd like to get down there to check them out soon."

Mustain recently took a swing through the Midwest, making stops at Louisville, Notre Dame, Michigan and Michigan State. "I was on Spring Break so it gave me a chance to visit places I hadn't been to yet," he said. "I enjoyed each place and got to spend a lot of time with the coaches at each school. As I said, right now I'm just gathering information so no school really stood out. My mom and brother went along with me."

While at Michigan Mustain said he was able to spend a lot of time chatting with current Wolverine quarterbacks Chad Henne and Matt Gutierrez. "I sat in one of the meetings and really got a good idea on how they do things," he said. "It was impressive. Michigan has a reputation of placing quarterbacks at the next level and it was nice to get an idea of how hard they work."

Mustain said he normally would be playing baseball at this time of the year, but since he broke his arm during the last game of the football season he is spending the spring rehabbing. "I feel I'm just about at 100-percent," he said. "I'm throwing every morning. We start spring practice on May 9 and I think I'll be back at full-strength by then."

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