Safety looking to visit

Safety Brandon Arnold is seeing his recruitment pick up. Read on to see how that involves Arizona, what other schools he is looking at, and more.

Encino (Calif.) Crespi defensive back Brandon Arnold has a long list of schools showing interest in him.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety currently holds offers from at least 10 programs and that list could grow rapidly in the near future.

Count Arizona as one school that has thrown its hat in the ring. Arnold has been speaking with Wildcats' assistant Robert Anae and the two have built a solid relationship in their communications.

"It's pretty good," Arnold said. "We have a good relationship. I like him as a person and a coach."

Arnold is interested in visiting the Arizona campus at some point in the future and has had discussions with Anae regarding the possibility. The prospect from Encino has a lot on his plate, however, and isn't quite sure when he'll be able to make the trip to Tucson.

"He was talking about an unofficial visit," Arnold said. "I've talked to him about that more and seeing if I can fit that into my schedule most likely during the season. I was talking to them about possibly during the bye week, so we will see what happens."

Arnold is also considering attending camp right up the road in Tempe next month, but doesn't have any others currently scheduled.

"I might be going to the Arizona State camp in July, but that's about it" Arnold said.

There are many programs showing a lot of interest in Arnold, but there is one school showing more than the others at this point in time.

"Right now UCLA is the school that I would say is probably recruiting me the hardest," Arnold said.

Arnold's list of interested schools keeps growing and he feels two pretty big programs may be close to offering.

"I feel like Wisconsin might offer soon and possibly Oregon," Arnold said.

Arnold grew up right in the heart of Pac-12 country, but he wants to see what's out there before deciding whether or not he wants to stay close to home.

"I'm not sure yet really," Arnold said. "I just want to see what offer fits best."

The battle to land Arnold is only getting tougher, but the Wildcats currently find themselves in very good position as they are currently among his list of leaders.

"It will be Oregon, Cal, Michigan State, Arizona and Oregon State," Arnold said.

With schools still yet to offer, but very close, Arnold's decision may only get tougher to make as time passes. Ideally, he would like to have a decision made before the end of his senior season.

"I want to make a decision early-season or mid-season," Arnold said.


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