Leaving California?

The Huskers are looking to add longer, play-making wide receivers to their team and have their eyes set on one from California. The Huskers have had some good success on the west coast getting wide receivers. The new offense that wants to stay vertical and get play makers on the field could be big in getting this receiving target for Nebraska.

The summer is winding down and Antoine Arnold knows that it's been productive. He's been busy. Really busy. The 6-foot-3 and 185-pound receiver from Temeculah (Calif.) Chaparral has been very active.

"The summer is going good," Arnold said. "We have been staying busy. I have been doing seven on seven, a couple of passing leagues, lifting, running and just working out a lot."

This summer wasn't just about on the field and the work Arnold had to put in there. It was also about academics. Arnold knew that without the academic improvements this summer anything that was improved on the field was moot.

"This summer was about me wanting to get my grades up in the classroom. I needed to improve there and I have. I am going to summer school and I just finished up last Tuesday.

"I actually got credit for two classes this summer. I needed to get the work done though. As of right now I am right on track and where I need to be. On the field, I wanted to improve on my route running."

Arnold is holding onto a handful of offers at the moment. He is looking for early playing time, a passing oriented offense and a team with a young signal caller. Distance could be a factor, but not how you might think about it.

"I have five offers. I have offers from Washington, Fresno State, Utah, Nevada and Nebraska. I am looking at playing time and a more passing oriented offense.

"I am also looking for a quarterback that is young or a good quarterback in my recruiting class. Overall, I want to be part of a good team. Distance doesn't matter. I would like to get out of California and try something new."

The Husker offer was quickly overlooked by Arnold. Despite Nebraska running a west coast offense the stereotype is there about the Huskers and running the football. Arnold did his homework about Nebraska.

"When Nebraska first offered me I didn't think too much about the offer. Then I got a chance to watch some of their film from last year on YouTube and read about them.

"I really liked what I saw and what I read about them on the Internet. I also like the recruiting class that Nebraska is putting together. I know that they have a couple of quarterback commitments."

The Huskers are going to have to wait to host Arnold. He has been incredibly busy this summer and wants to visit Nebraska officially this fall anyway. "Summer school has just had me so busy. I will have to wait to see Nebraska this fall for an official visit. It's a school that I would like to see officially though."


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