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From: Mahtomedi, Minnesota
High School: Mahtomedi
"Tomorrow I am going to come home from school, help my Aunt with something, and then call the schools and let them know my decision. I am going to call the two schools I am not going to first and then call the one that I am going to. I am pretty sure I am going to tell them tomorrow."
Arlich says that he has received calls from about 10 reporters tonight. Plus, head coaches from the three schools he is down to.
Jerod said that he already knows where he is going in his mind, and is going to sleep on it just to make sure he is comfortable with the decision. His whole family took the trip to Palo Alto with him and they all had a great time. Arlich went on to say that his older brother still prefers Colorado and his parents will support any decision he goes with.
He told us the positives of each school.
"At Minnesota I have my family support and I am close to home. I can play in front of all the people that have seen me grow and develop. After college I will be able to get a job anywhere in the state. At Colorado there is so much to do and I can experience a different lifestyle. They have a great football program and I think they have some great coaches. Stanford has great academics and I could establish a lot of good connections there."
Arlich went on to speak about what position the schools want him to play and what he prefers.
"Colorado and Stanford like me at fullback and I think Minnesota wants to start me at fullback, but I may not end up there. In the beginning it was not a big deal to me where I played, but now I think I would like to play fullback."
He thinks he can play early at Colorado and Stanford.
Both of CU's coordinators where showing Jerod tape tonight of former fullback Brandon Drumm and current one, Lawrence Vickers. He says they were at his house for about three hours. A coach from Minnesota came by his school today and a Stanford coach is going to come by on Wednesday. That is, if he needs to.
Arlich was a Minnesota Vikings first team all-state selection this year. We will catch up with him tomorrow to see what the final word is. He said he promised a local reporter that he would call him with the story first.