Ex-Arkansas QB Brandon Mitchell Reportedly Considering Transfer to Michigan

Randy ChambersAnalyst IMay 9, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Brandon Mitchell #17 of the Arkansas Razorbacks warms up before taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Brandon Mitchell was one of four Arkansas players who decided to leave the program. He is now considering Michigan as a possible new home, as Joe Schad of ESPN reported.

The former Arkansas player was quite upset once new head coach Bret Bielema even considered playing him at a different position. This makes a possible Michigan landing spot that much more interesting.

Current Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner played a role of receiver and running back before finally getting his chance this season as a full-time starter. Gardner has two years of eligibility remaining after begin granted a fifth-year once he received a redshirt for his freshman season.

Where would Mitchell fit on this Michigan roster with Gardner leading the team?

Well, he would probably be used in a similar role Bielema was considering at Arkansas. He could line up at receiver and take snaps out of the backfield. Mitchell caught 17 passes last season for 272 yards and does have 23 rushing attempts in his career. However, he would provide the Wolverines with a valuable insurance policy due to the dual-threat style Grander plays with, which does increase the risk of injuries.

According the report, other schools Mitchell has interest in include North Carolina State, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State.

A senior, Mitchell would be eligible to play this season and provide the Wolverines with another offensive weapon. Although it likely wouldn't be as a full-time quarterback, which makes this possible transfer a little bizarre considering that is what he wanted at Arkansas.

If Mitchell is willing to cooperate and accept his role as versatile playmaker, Michigan would likely accept him with open arms. It would then also prove that there was more than one reason for why he wanted to leave Arkansas.