FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas backup quarterback Brandon Mitchell has made the most of his part-time position switch to wide receiver so far during camp.
If Mitchell's accelerated learning curve continues, it's a move that could become full time.
The junior served as Tyler Wilson's backup last season, completing 22 of 32 passes for 271 yards in limited action. He enjoyed his second stint with the Razorbacks basketball team in the spring, in an attempt to see more game action, but he wanted to see more time on the football field this season.
Mitchell asked Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino about trying out at receiver during the summer, a move that's paid off following the loss of three top receivers to the NFL after last season.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.