DeAnthony 'DeMolishes' Michigan Showcase

DeAnthony Arnett has been touted as one of the top wide receivers in the country, and he certainly did nothing to hurt that thought last Sunday. Arnett performed at the Michigan Football Showcase, sponsored by Lifting As We Climb, and was easily the top player out of over 400 in attendance. He spoke to Bill Greene about how things are going.

Saginaw (MI) wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett put on quite a show last Sunday at the Michigan Football Showcase in Ann Arbor. Arnett, one of the top receivers in the country, took on every defensive back who had the courage to try to guard him, but none had much success.

"I'm here because I love to compete, and actually I do feel like I have something to prove," Arnett. "This is the Michigan Showcase, and the best players in the Midwest are here, so I need to prove myself. I feel I want to be ranked as the top wide receiver, so I took on every single defensive back here, almost to the point of exhaustion (laughing)."

"Every time I wanted to stop, or take a break, some new defensive back wanted to go at me," he continued. "I just kept taking reps because I didn't want to seem arrogant, but going one on a hundred is kind of tough."

Arnett, 6-foot, 170-pounds, felt he performed at a high level, and was surprised, given that he is currently playing basketball for his high school team.

"I've been working on my routes, and my speed, but it's kind of hard because I'm playing basketball," he stated. "My strength on the field is how versatile I am, and I can play outside or slot. I can jump and go get the football in traffic, but I can play in space too. I need to work on getting stronger, and I have to get bigger to be prepared for college."

He discussed his impressive offer list, including USC, Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, and others.

"I'm taking my time, talking to my family, and I'll find the right choice," he stressed. "Distance from home won't play a factor at all, as I can live anywhere and be happy. I won't wait all the way to the end, but it could be during my season, or right after. I've been invited to both All-Star games, but I haven't decided yet."

"I have a top-10 list, and it could change," he stated. "Right now, it's USC, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa, Cincinnati, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama and Oklahoma. I have offers from about everyone but Ohio State, but they are recruiting me. Ohio State invited me there for Saturday's junior day, but I couldn't make it. I speak to (assistant coach) Paul Haynes often. I was there for the Iowa game, and loved it."

Arnett caught 41 passes for 876 yards, and scored ten touchdowns as a junior. He has been a starter since his sophomore season in both football and basketball.




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