All-Sunshine State Quarterback to Visit Ames

Names are starting to emerge about who's coming to Ames February 2nd-3rd for ISU's final weekend of offficial visitors before Signing Day.

New Iowa State Coach Gene Chizik still has several open slots to fill in his 2007 football recruiting class.  Could another quarterback other than Phillip Bates fill one of those openings?

The answer could be yes. 

Florida All-State quarterback Robert Arnheim of Orlando Edgewater High School will make an official visit to the Iowa State campus on Saturday February 3rd. Arnheim will be accompanied by his father to a college he has heard of but know's very little about. 

"I am looking to go to a school where I have an opportunity to compete for a starting job as soon as possible," Arnheim said. "But I am willing to redshirt if that is what's best for the team."
 
Arnheim appears to be a late rising prospect. Scout.com has given the 6 feet 2 inch, 190-pounder just a 2-star rating despite his exploits in the talent-rich state of Florida.  That rating appears to be just a bit off as evidenced by the quarterback's selection as MVP of Florida's North-South All-Star game played on December 22nd. 
 
Arnheim reports a 4.69/40-yard dash and 265-pound bench press. But it's not just about numbers when it comes to playing the most important position on the field, according to Arnheim.

"My greatest attribute is my competitveness," said Arnheim, who reports scholarship offers from Syracuse, Arizona St., UAB, and Tulsa.  He plans to make a Signing Day decision.

"I'm looking for the best fit for me even though my parent's would like me to stay closer to home so that they could see him play more often," Arnheim said.  "In the end, though, my family want's me to do what is best for me". 
 
Cyclone Nation will have to wait until Signing Day on February 7th to find out what's best for Arnheim. 


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