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From: Mahtomedi, Minnesota
High School: Mahtomedi
"We did a ton of stuff. There was never a down moment. The game was nuts. I remember how crazy it was when they made the bad call on the fair catch. I had a blast and so did my parents, they loved it."
Jerod's host on the visit was tight end Paul Creighton and he had a lot of fun with him.
"He had a few guys to his house and it was a cool group. I had been on an unofficial visit to Madison and it seemed like it was a little different at Colorado. Everybody was just cool with everybody. I really liked that."
The Buffs' staff seems to also really like what Arlich brings to the table.
"Coach Barnett and really the whole staff told me that the guy they have at fullback now is more suited to play tailback and that if I came there I would be playing next year."
This brings up an interesting question. Does Jerod prefer to play fullback? Many schools like him at different positions.
"Northwestern likes me at fullback and linebacker. Minnesota likes me at fullback, linebacker, defensive end, and strong safety. I don't really care where I am at, as long as I can get on the field and hit someone."
He went on to point out that the Buffs, Minnesota, and Northwestern were his current top three. He has offers from the memtioned schools along with Wisconsin and Navy. He has a trip scheduled to Northwestern on December 5th and one to Wisconsin the weekend after. However that is subject to change as Notre Dame would also like Jerod to grace them with his presence that weekend. On January 10th he will take a trip to Navy. Arlich does not plan on officially visiting Minnestoa because of its close proximity to his house. Does that add pressure on him to become a Golpher?
"I have a lot of family and friends that would like to see me go there but it is my decision and they know that."
He insists that his parents do not have a preference on where he goes either.
In his team's seven games this fall Jerod has only competed in about four total due to injuries and illness.
"I had the flu one game and for the others I have been battling a high ankle sprain."
Jerod was not positive of his season stats but thought that he had around 30 tackles and two touchdowns on the year.
Vince Okruch is recruiting Arlich for the Buffs.
"He is a cool guy and really down to earth. He doesn't seem like the type that will just tell you something because he thinks it is what you want to hear."
Arlich is a great student with a core GPA of 3.92 and he has already scored a 27 on his ACT. He would like to major in Computer Science.