Florida State has made a habit over the years of successfully recruiting the deep talent pool of local high schools.
That logic is especially true for nearby Madison County where the Cowboys football program continuously churns out Division 1 talent that more often than not winds up at FSU. Talented cornerback Bernard Brinson kept the pipeline moving in February when he signed with the Seminoles and now FSU hopes to nab another defensive star in Travis Arnold.
The 5-foot-10 and 188-pound safety watched the spring game a few weekends ago and has the Seminoles at the top of his list.
"Florida State is my number one and Florida is too," Arnold told NoleDigest.com. "I like them. I am familiar with them. They are going to have a good offense this year and the defense is looking good from what I saw."
Helping matters for the Seminoles is the fact that Brinson is doing his part in helping recruit his former high school teammate.
"He just tells me that all the best players are starting to go to Florida State and that I should commit," Arnold said. "He's right because they already have a few guys (that have committed early)."
Despite Brinson's push, Arnold said that he will wait awhile before making committing and will "definitely" take official visits to FSU and UF and possibly some others.
The talented prospect is being recruited by the Tribe as an athlete meaning that he could end up at a variety of positions enabling him to use his 4.3-forty speed. He reiterated to NoleDigest.com that should he pick Florida State, he would like to play safety.
"I feel at home at FSU," Arnold said. "If you are a good player at (at Madison County) you usually go there."
Arnold at work on the football field:
Will FSU-Madison County pipeline continue?
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