A New Jersey native is coming home for his final season of eligibility.
Running back Damon Mitchell announced he is transferring from Arkansas to Rutgers for the 2017 season. As a graduate transfer, Mitchell will be eligible immediately for the Scarlet Knights.
— Duwop Mitchell Jr. (@WOPDU) December 31, 2016
Mitchell, who is from Egg Harbor City, N.J., played 27 games in three seasons for the Razorbacks. He appeared in 10 games in 2016 but had just seven carries for 18 yards.
At 6-foot-2, Mitchell went to Arkansas as a dual-threat quarterback, and prepared under center during his redshirt season in 2013. Rutgers head coach Chris Ash helped recruit Mitchell during his lone season as the Arkansas defensive coordinator.