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From: Mahtomedi, Minnesota
High School: Mahtomedi
"Gary called and left a message on my cell phone recently and told me he would call me back. He also sent me an e-mail yesterday telling me that they really want me."
It is no secret that the CU staff has told Jerod that he could possibly start for the Buffs at fullback next year.
"They told me I could get a lot of early playing time because right now they basically have a couple of converted running backs at fullback."
Colorado specifically wants Arlich at fullback but a couple of other schools, Minnesota and Iowa, like him as a big athlete.
"Minnesota has told me that I could play linebacker, fullback, strong safety, or defensive end for them. Iowa told me that they like me at tight end and eventually think I can play offensive line."
Does he have a position preference?
"I don't really care where I am at, as long as I can get on the field."
On the field this year Arlich missed five of his first eight games and had only one touchdown in that span. He played middle linebacker in parts of his first three games where he had 30 tackles. He came back strong in his last four games scoring nine touchdowns. Mahtomedi lost in their sectional championship game.
Despite saying before that his family would prefer for him to stay close to home, Jerod has now changed his tune.
"My family is open to wherever. None of us have ever been huge college football fans because we never really paid any attention to it. So that is why I am checking out so many different places. When I have found the right place - I will commit."
Jerod claims no favorite currently.
"I wish I had a favorite to tell you the truth. It would make this all a lot easier."
Arlich has visited CU and Notre Dame officially and Iowa and Wisconsin unofficially. Since that visit to Madison the Badgers along with Navy have been marked off his list. He has trips set to Northwestern December 5th, Minnesota December 12th, and Stanford January 9th.
Asked if he will wait that long to make his decision Arlich replied,"If I am not 100-percent sure where I want to go I will still take the trip to Stanford."
He says the Buffs, Cardinal, Golphers, and Irish are after him the hardest right now.