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Brandon Mitchell picks NC State

Brandon Mitchell will enroll at NC State, the former Arkansas quarterback said Monday.

Mitchell also considered Michigan, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State.

"I like the culture, coaches, expectations within the program starting all the way at the top, and most importantly chemistry," Mitchell said. "I felt I built it with players in just three days. Bottom line is I want to win, and I want to win now. They have the best opportunity there for success and just had one missing piece."

Mitchell has one season of eligibility and will compete immediately for a starting position.

Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench also recently visited NC State but his attention will now focus on USF and Mississippi State, which he will visit Tuesday and Wednesday.

A senior, Mitchell is on track to graduate and be eligible to play this season. He competed with sophomore Brandon Allen throughout the spring at Arkansas but was listed as second team.

Mitchell (6-foot-4, 239 pounds) has appeared in 21 college games with three starts. He has caught 17 passes for 272 yards, is 25-of-43 passing for 332 yards and two touchdowns and has rushed 23 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns.