N.C. RB gets UNC offer

Although considered a strong N.C. State lean, the Tar Heels may have gained ground in the James "Cooter" Arnold sweepstakes – which might come down to an in-state battle - by being the first of the two stats schools to pull the trigger on offering the Mocksville (N.C.) Davie athlete.

"[North Carolina] offered a couple of weeks ago," remarked Arnold who also has been offered by East Carolina, Auburn and Clemson. "I feel pretty good right now about them. I can see myself going there."

Arnold, whose summer camping schedule only includes a stop at Auburn, plans to make a future visit to Chapel Hill. He has visited the campus before, but was unable to tour and speak to the coaching staff.

"I would like to make another visit there," stated Arnold. "I don't know when, yet. I didn't really get a chance to see the campus [when I was last there]. I just went to see a football game."

During his junior campaign, Arnold rushed from 1,921 yards and 26 touchdowns on 288 carries. He also picked off five passes and recorded four pass break-ups from his defensive back position.


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