Arkansas brought in five highly regarded people from Springdale (Ark.) High School in the off-season. Mitch Mustain and Damian Williams are already starting and leading the team in passing and receiving yards, respectively, and Gus Malzahn is calling the plays on offense. Come inside to find out...[details]
2006 (Freshman): Mustain battled for the starting quarterback job and showed much poise while adjusting to the speed of the college game. He showed he is highly advanced for a true freshman, but was not able to beat out junior and former starter Robert Johnson. Mustain is listed as the second-string quarterback and is expected to see some opportunities this season. He was named the starting quarterback for the second game of the season. In his first action, fourth quarter against USC in the season opener, Mustain led a five-play, 80-yard drive that was highlighted by a 42-yard bomb to Damian Williams and was capped by Mustain's four-yard touchdown run.
Personal: Mustain is the most highly decorated prospect in the history of Arkansas high school football. Coach Houston Nutt says Arkansas has never had a player as highly touted as Mustain. No doubt, Mustain has great feet, mechanics, throwing motion and all the tools to be a success. Rivals.com rated him a five-star recruit and the No. 10 prospect in the nation in 2006. He chose Arkansas from over 30 scholarship offers.