After visiting Lincoln multiple times last year, taking in junior day this spring, and stopping by for the Huskers’ Red-White spring game, Gretna offensive lineman Patrick Arnold received a visit from the Nebraska staff on Monday.
Arnold, who currently sports a D-1 offer from Wyoming, is hoping to see his recruitment pick in the coming months.
“He’s told me that they really like my film and they like what I do, but right now they're looking for tackles,” said Arnold. “I'm hoping to receive (more attention) after ratings come out, and aided by a good camp performance this summer I'm hoping that they will almost have to offer me!”
Arnold feels another team could be on the verge of throwing an offer his way.
“I think Air Force is pretty close,” said Arnold. “It’s definitely an option that I would have to consider being that I want to be an oral maxillofacial surgeon. They would pay for med school as well.”
A high school wrestler, Arnold is looking to peak weight wise around 300 pounds this offseason, in an effort to cut weight easier after football season. Currently he is checking in around 295.
The Gretna heavyweight didn’t wrestle last season after rehabbing a minor knee injury, but finished with a 32-9 record in 2014 – logging a third place finish in the Class B state championship bracket.
“Hopefully I get that state championship this year,” said Arnold. “I have never lost to anyone in my class or the class below, so there’s a good chance.”
Playing both ways in 2015, the soon to be senior finished the year with 40+ tackles and one sack. He plans to camp at most of the local power five schools this summer.