Midwestern QB Prospect Checks Out NU

A new name has appeared in the 2005 Cornhusker recruited quarterback list and the Big Red didn't have to look too far to identify this one. He currently is holding some Midwestern offers, is Nebraska one of them? Also, he recently attended Nebraska spring game, so what did he think of the experience?

Austen Arnaud seems to fit the mold of what Nebraska is looking for at the quarterback spot from here on out.  He's got good size, solid speed and knows how to use his feet when necessary.  Arnaud stands 6'3" ½ and weighs in at 205 pounds while putting up at 4.85 40 yard dash.  He benches 220 pounds while squatting 360 pounds and cleaning 215.  During his junior campaign, he threw for 1,251 yards and nine touchdowns while adding added 204 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. 

He currently holds offers from Iowa State and Iowa and is receiving interest from Virginia, Louisville, Michigan, Oregon, North Carolina and Nebraska.  He claims his two offering schools as his favorites and plans on camping at both, as well.  He cites his strengths as his arm being able to throw a football 60-65 yards and his feet in the pocket.

Arnaud made the trip from Ames to Lincoln to take in Nebraska's record-setting spring game.  So what did he think of the experience and what all did he do?  "It was a pretty good experience going and seeing the fans and how many they get.  It's definitely cool to see the fans come out for the spring game.  We got there in the morning and went and took pictures with Tom Lemming.  Then we went over to the stadium walked around and then waited for Callahan to address us in the tent," said Arnaud.

While there was much to see and do during the day, Arnaud said that his favorite part was seeing the welcome that the former Cornhuskers got during their introductions.  "(My favorite part was) seeing the love the NFL players got when they came back," he said.  Austen said that he was impressed seeing that many NFL team members show up for a scrimmage.  "It showed the dedication to the university, even with the new staff, they liked the university enough to come back," he said.  Arnaud also enjoyed the experience of the Tunnel Walk.  "It was cool, coming out on the field and seeing all of those fans going wild, it was pretty cool," he said. 

Austen said that he has been trying to get in contact with Nebraska QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator Jay Norvell to check in on the current recruiting situation.  We'll be sure to cover Austen's future all the way up to his eventual decision.


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