Arnold makes a Surprise Choice

One of the "Buckeye States" most prolific two-way players decided to end his recruitment today when he issued a non-binding verbal commitment to the up and coming Northwestern Wildcats.

Northwestern has been cleaning house in recruiting and they added yet another bona fide super star today when they secured a verbal from David Arnold a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back from Copley, Ohio.

"Yeah, I committed to Northwestern today," Arnold informed. "Well tonight actually."

"Really it was everything about Northwestern that made me commit. Me and my mom took a visit up there this weekend and we just loved everything about it."

When talking to the current Northwestern commitments it is easy to see that Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff have made huge impressions with the recruits.

"The connection with the coaches was one of the main reasons," Arnold explained. "Especially Coach Fitz."

"Coach Fitz is all about character and honesty, and that is one of the main things that led me to select Northwestern over schools like Syracuse and Indiana."

The Scout.com three-star prospect also fell in love with the campus while on his unofficial visit.

"The campus really felt like home," Arnold began. "I grew up in Ann Arbor (Michigan) and it really reminded me a lot of home. Plus it is only 10 minutes away from downtown Chicago and that is a huge plus."

"The academics are great and it does not get any better than playing in the Big Ten. Overall I just feel that Northwestern offered the best package of the schools that I was considering."

Arnold is undoubtedly a two-way superstar on the high school level and the staff at Northwestern may still be undecided on exactly what position he will play.

"They said I could play either side at free safety or wide receiver," he said. "They also said I may be used on punt return or kick return."

As a junior, Arnold racked up over 70 tackles and seven interceptions. Offensively, he had 20 receptions for over 500 yards and three touchdowns.

He reports a 3.0 GPA and an 18 on the ACT.


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