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Former Michigan QB Mallett transfers to Arkansas

source: espn.comĀ 

Quarterback Ryan Mallett, who left Michigan after his freshman season because of concerns he didn’t fit in new coach Rich Rodriguez’s spread offense, enrolled in classes at Arkansas on Wednesday, athletics department spokesman Kevin Trainor confirmed.

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Ryan Mallett

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Former Michigan QB Ryan Mallett will have to sit out the 2008 season under NCAA transfer rules after enrolling at Arkansas.

Mallett, one of the country’s top quarterback prospects after his senior season at Texarkana High School in Texas, will have to sit out the 2008 season under NCAA transfer rules. He will then have three years of eligiblity remaining.

The 6-7, 252-pound Mallett gives new Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino a quarterback-in-waiting. Starter Casey Dick is a rising senior and the Hogs have no heir apparent after highly regarded sophomore Mitch Mustain transferred to Southern Cal before the 2007 season.

Mallett played in 11 games as a freshman for Michigan last season, filling in for oft-injured senior Chad Henne. Mallett completed 61 of 141 passes for 892 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He is a tall pocket passer with a very strong arm and is well-suited for Petrino’s pro-style offense.

Mallett, who also considered transferring to Tennessee and UCLA, threw for more than 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as high school senior and was named the Texas Class 4A offensive player of the year.

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