Arkansas QB Mustain re-enrolls in classes at school

Updated: January 19, 2007, 6:49 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mitch Mustain, Arkansas' highly recruited quarterback who asked for and received his release from the Razorbacks this week, has re-enrolled at the university for classes this semester, a school spokesman said.

Mustain, a freshman, re-enrolled for classes late Friday afternoon, said Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations for the university. Mustain will wait to transfer to another school after the spring semester. Returning to the Razorbacks is not an option, his mother told ESPN.com.

"He's just going to be a regular student, a regular kid," Beck Campbell told ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach. "We sat down [Friday] morning and consulted with some people we trust. We didn't want him to go somewhere else and not have it be the right place. We just didn't have enough time to decide.

Razorbacks coach Houston Nutt earlier in the week had cleared Mustain to seek a transfer, and Tulsa, Texas Tech and UTEP have all expressed interest in the quarterback. Tulsa is where former Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn took a job as assistant head coach earlier this week. Malzahn was Mustain's high school coach at Springdale.

Mustain visited Tulsa and talked with other schools. Most schools already have begun spring semester classes, and Mustain had to be enrolled in classes in order to be eligible to play in 2008. Now, according to NCAA rules, he will have to sit out the 2007 season as a red-shirt. He will have three years of eligibility remainng.

Mustain also considered Louisville, but new Cardinals coach Steve Kragthorpe released a statement Thursday night saying Mustain was not an option for his program. The Cardinals are recruiting highly rated quarterback Matt Simms, the son of NFL great Phil Simms and brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms.

Mark Schlabach covers college football and men's college basketball for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press also was used in this report.

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