Mitchell was also considering Michigan, South Florida, UAB, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, Alabama A&M and Northwestern State.
In three years at Arkansas, he appeared in 21 games with three starts. Mitchell caught 17 passes for 272 yards, is 25-of-43 passing for 332 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 23 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
The 6-foot-4, 239-pounder has one year of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play in the fall after receiving his degree from Arkansas in June.
NC State has been pursuing quarterbacks this spring due to a lack of depth at the position. The Wolfpack will have just three scholarship quarterbacks eligible to play this fall (Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett must sit out this season) in Peter Thomas, Manny Stocker, and true freshman Bryant Shirreffs.
What had Mitchell been hearing from the NC State coaches?
"They've been telling me what they have to offer," he said. "They said they have a great defense coming back and some young running backs that can really play. They have back a bunch of receivers and running backs returning plus some linemen.
"We've talked a lot though about how coach Doeren's offense went to the Orange Bowl last year, and coach Canada has had multiple 3,000-yard passers and 1,000-yard rushers... really strong offenses wherever he's been. They are going to have great balance, and with the way they run their offense, I think it fits my abilities and my talents."
Pack Pride will have more from Mitchell so stay tuned!