Arnett plans to visit Iowa before decision

Saginaw (Mich.) wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett wants to visit all six of his remaining schools before making a decision, a list which includes Iowa. Come inside as HawkeyeInsider.com's Josh Harvey gets the latest on the Scout.com 4-star receiver.

Saginaw (Mich.) wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett, rated a 4-star recruit and America's No. 7 wideout prospect by Scout.com, narrowed it down to six schools earlier in the summer. Now, the process of visiting all six has begun.

He attended camps at Tennessee, Michigan State, and plans to hit USC, Iowa, California, and Oklahoma before he makes a decision.

"He has been contacting Iowa a lot. But, at this point, I think he is still pretty open with all of his six schools," said Ralph Arnett, DeAnthony's older brother. Ralph has somewhat taken over his brother's recruiting in the recent months."It's been getting wild for him, somewhat overwhelming for him, so he asked me for some help. He is taking his time with it and just wants to make sure that he picks the right school for him. He plans to visit everybody before making a decision."

Arnett finished his junior season with 41 receptions for 876 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has already eliminated offers from programs like Michigan, Oregon, Illinois, and Notre Dame.

With his high school season fast approaching, fans might not be able to read the weekly update on what the 2011 receiver is thinking. The Arnett family has plans to shut down contact with most recruiters and coaches during the season.

"We won't let it to get to the point where it stresses him out. We don't want him to have a bad senior season because he is thinking about it too much. We are going to cut off communication with almost everyone during the season," said Ralph Arnett. "The guys that want interviews and certain coaches will have to wait. He will talk to the coaches he needs to on the weekends and stuff, but everyone else is just going to be toned down. He wants to focus on football and that is what we want for him."

In early June, Arnett explained what he liked about the Iowa program with Midwest Regional Manger Allen Trieu.

"I know a lot of people are surprised about Iowa, but I've been talking with them the whole time through the recruiting process. They were ranked in the top 10. I think they were nine or 10-0 before their first loss. I know it's not the most attractive, or sexiest, they call it, or prettiest, but they just win. They get the job done and they're a winning program," said Arnett.

"When they get a premier receiver, they give them the ball. They call it a running backs school, because they run the ball, but I think if they got a top notch wide receiver, they would get them the ball, and I think I can be that guy. Coach Campbell said he can see me coming in and competing and playing. He coached all the greats at Michigan: Desmond, Braylon, all those guys. He knows what it takes to get me to the next level."


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