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Razorbacks reel in 4-star QB

Damon Mitchell accounted for over 3,200 yards and 42 touchdowns as a senior.

Arkansas has landed yet another four-star on National Signing Day.

Egg Harbor, N.J., quarterback Damon Mitchell, the nation’s 12th-ranked dual-threat QB, signed with the Razorbacks on Wednesday. He visited Arkansas last weekend when he was still technically a Georgia Tech commit, and ended up choosing the Razorbacks over Rutgers.

He's the second four-star to become a late addition to Arkansas' 2013 class, following Miami Washington four-star offensive lineman Denver Kirkland, who signed with Arkansas earlier in the day.

As a senior in 2012, Mitchell (6-2, 190, 4.5-second 40-yard dash) passed for 2,201 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,035 yards and 20 touchdowns.
He was recruited by Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema when Bielema was at Wisconsin, and the Badgers were a threat to flip him from Georgia Tech at that time.

Georgia Tech has a policy of pulling scholarship offers from commits when they visit elsewhere – something Mitchell was aware of when he traveled to Fayetteville last week. He made the trip anyway in a sign that the Razorbacks would land him.

Mitchell is ranked the No. 12 prospect in New Jersey. In addition to Arkansas, Rutgers and Georgia Tech, he also had offers from the likes of Arizona State, Boston College, Iowa, North Carolina, Purdue, Syracuse, UCF and others.

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