"Their history shows that they know how to win and that they're going to continue to do that," the 6-3, 205-pounder said of the Vols. "I think them hiring back Coach Cutcliffe really shows they're geared up and heading in the right direction.
"I like that about them and I like Coach Cutcliffe. I've had a chance to visit with him, and I think he knows what he's doing, as he's proved in the past."
Ultimately, Mustain figures the school he signs with on Feb. 1 will be the one where he fits in best.
"I think the final thing will come down to where I feel the most comfortable – as far as where I'm going to be living, where I'm going to be going to school," he said. "And then, of course, the football program – relationships with the coaches and everything. I think all of that combined will be the biggest factor."
Mustain just concluded an incredible senior year, completing 190 of 270 passes for a state-record 3,817 yards. He threw 47 touchdowns passes and just six interceptions, an amazing 8-to-1 TD/interception ratio.
Asked to pinpoint his greatest asset, Mustain singled out leadership, noting: "There's games where I don't get to throw it a whole lot … our running game's on fire. The only thing I can do is kind of keep us going in the right direction … just help out like that, kind of keeping the game rolling."