Clemson Still Involved with Arnold?

One of the top running backs in Florida has been hearing from colleges all across the country this year, just like two of his teammates in Ryan Gilliam and Antonio Cromartie. Are the Clemson Tigers still involved with this 3-star running back?

Terry Arnold is another Division I-A prospect out of Tallahassee's Lincoln High School that has been a large part of the Tigers' recruiting scene for quite some time.

Arnold, who is ranked as the #41 running back in the country by TheInsiders.com, saw his high school career come to an end last week when Lincoln High fell to Palm Bay in the playoffs.

"We had a bunch of turnovers, our offense just couldn't do anything you know. The defense caused a bunch of turnovers (7) but we just couldn't do anything with them," said Arnold about the season ending loss.

Recruiting wise, Arnold has been a hot commodity with some of the top schools in the country.

"N.C. State, Indiana, Southern Miss, and Iowa are recruiting me the hardest right now," said Arnold. "Indiana's coach came by last week, and there's a coach coming from N.C. State this week."

Arnold had the pleasure of taking in the Seminoles 1-point loss to the Miami Hurricanes earlier this year, but that was the only college football game he was able to make it to. He also attended the NIKE camp in Alabama earlier this summer as well.

For a while it appeared that the Tigers would be a tough team to beat in Arnold's recruitment, however, that no longer seems to be the case. "They kind of dropped off, I haven't heard from them in a while," said Arnold Monday evening. "I heard from Clemson a lot a few months ago, but nothing in a long time."

Interestingly enough, Arnold is the cousin of current Tiger cornerback Buddy Williams; yet that does not appear to be a factor in his recruitment from a Clemson standpoint.

Arnold rushed for over 700 yards on 80 carries this past season in the spread offense for Lincoln, and while most of the schools heavily involved like him as a running back, there is always the option moving over to defense.

"Some of the schools talk about it, but I'm not a defensive person, I've always played running back," said Arnold. "I'm really looking for a good business school too, my dad owns a roofing company, so that will be important to me when I make a decision."

Arnold will take all five of his visits before deciding on his school of choice. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding running back right up through signing day, but as it appears now, the chances are Arnold won't be wearing orange next season.

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