Arnold Names Top 5

The Tigers went into Florida last season and pulled away one of the top ranked cornerbacks in the southeast in Lincoln High School's Buddy Williams. This year, Tommy Bowden and his staff have their eyes set on a running back...the question is- will Terry Arnold be looking at Clemson?

With all the talent the Tigers have stockpiled at running back over the course of the last few years, running back doesn't look to be a priority in the 2003 recruiting class.

With Duane Coleman, Reggie Merriweather, and Kyle Browning waiting in the wings behind Yusef Kelly and Tye Hill next season, the Tigers' coaching staff can afford to be extremely selective in who they bring for the offensive backfield next February.

Rodney Kinlaw and Terry Arnold figure to be two prospects high on the Tigers' board. Here is the latest from Arnold in a recent interview by Chris Pool.

"I have things narrowed down," said running back Terry Arnold. "I like LSU, Clemson, North Carolina State, Indiana and Central Florida. I haven't set up any official visits yet. I don't have a leader."

Arnold, a 5-foot-10, 190-pounder, from Tallahassee (FL) Lincoln is a two-year varsity starter, as he rushed for 975 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior and was named all-conference.

Interestingly enough, Arnold is also the cousin of Tiger freshman cornerback Buddy Williams, which could play a significant role in his recruitment.

But in terms of the overall picture, Arnold is looking for the following in his school of choice.

"First in foremost, they have to have a good business school. I'm looking to play early and I'll also be looking at how well I get along with the coaching staff and players." Arnold said.

All favorites have offered a scholarship and Arnold projects as a full qualifier with a GPA close to 3.0.

We will continue to keep you updated on Terry Arnold throughout the recruiting process. Top Stories