The Insider's scouting reports says that Terry Arnold (Ht: 5-10 Wt: 185 40: 4.4) is one of the top backs in the state as well as the south. He is a strong, powerful runner that hits the holes hard with great effort. He has a 3 Star rating and is ranked as the 43 RB in the nation.
While the list of schools that seek the talented RB's service is long, Arnold did name four that lead the way. "NC State, Indiana, Cincinnati and UNC are my favorites. I am visiting UNC on the 10th, Indiana on the 17th and NC State on the 24th. I have not set up a visit to Cincinnati yet."
TSW asked Terry to talk about what stood out about some of his leaders.
- Indiana: "Indiana is an up & coming program. Their coach was here to see me last week. They are not too deep at running back and they have one of the top business schools in the nation."
- UNC: "They just got into the picture last week, so I don't know much about them."
- NC State: "They have a good business program as well. They will be down here next week for a visit. They are not too far away and it doesn't get that cold. Their coaches seem to care about their players. They are up & coming too."
While the battle may be between three or four schools, it appears NC State is the team to beat. "North Carolina State leads. They are a cool program and they are only eight hours away. My mom wants me to be close. I also have an aunt that lives in Durham. She is my mother's sister and she likes the idea of that better than going far away."
Arnold was scheduled for an official visit to Oregon this past weekend, but cancelled due to personal reasons.
Terry ran the ball for 1100 yards on 90 carries for an average of 12 yard per carry. The Lincoln High back scored 10 times in helping his team to a 12-1-1 record. Lincoln lost in the semi-finals of the state 4-A championships 44-21.
Arnold is fully qualified and wants to major in business management.