Mitch Mustain is your classic case of a stud quarterback. Standing 6' 3" and weighing in at 200 pounds, Mustain offer not only size, but some decent speed as he clocks in a 4.68 40 yard dash. His lifting has been hampered due to a broken arm he sustained this past November during football, but he is rehabbing and looks to get back into action soon. He carries a 2.8 GPA in the classroom along with a 26 score on the ACT.
This past year, he was 139 of 222 for 2,164 yards throwing 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also had 70 carries for 333 yards and 14 touchdowns thanks to his feet. He was named the 5A West Outstanding Back along with being named to the All-State team. He was also featured in several local All-Area teams.
Mustain's offer list reads like the who's who of places looking for a quarterback to excel. Mitch currently has offers from (in order of offering) Arkansas, Michigan State, Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Houston, Clemson, Texas, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Arkansas State, Nebraska, Florida, Miami, Iowa, Virginia and Tulsa. USC is also showing a bit of interest at this time. He currently claims no favorite.
Mitch will be visiting Ole Miss for their Nike Camp and following that attendance, Mitch plans to wind down a bit and narrow down three other schools to visit for camps. He cites his strengths as his physical and mental ability, his ability to protect the ball and minimize turnovers, his ability to make few mistakes and his leadership qualities.
Mustain is only the fourth quarterback in this year's recruiting cycle that has received an offer. The significance is certainly not lost on the senior-to-be. "It's an honor really, I haven't had a chance to talk to Nebraska but they're definitely a team that's trying to make an impact and trying to be on the rise," he said. Mitch mentioned that he doesn't know a lot about the Cornhuskers yet, but looks to learn. He has visited Arkansas, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Kansas, Louisville, Texas, Michigan, Notre Dame, Iowa and Tulsa already and feels he knows the most about those schools at this time.
In determining just what school would be appropriate for him, Mustain is looking for a place that offers the comforts of home and the ability to succeed on and off the field. "I'd like to feel comfortable where I live, be a place where I can make an easy adjustment to. Second are academics and what they have to offer. Third is the program, if it's an atmosphere that I like, the coaching staff and players that are already there," he said. Distance is not a factor for Mitch who is just looking for a nice fit in a college.
Nebraska has been sending Mitch a decent amount of mail both informational and handwritten. "They talked about the program and what they had going on in the spring," he said. Mitch mentioned he hadn't heard anything about the Spring Game itself yet, so anticipate Nebraska letting him know about the record-setting day. Mustain's stock continues to rise as the offers roll in and we'll be sure to cover this highly-touted recruit all the way until Signing Day.