Checking out ND

Junior DeAnthony Arnett is becoming one of the most highly recruited prospects in the Midwest. The standout wide receiver from Saginaw High School (Mich.) has been in contact with Notre Dame since September 1, and now Arnett will make a trip to see Notre Dame this weekend.

The Notre Dame-USC game is drawing a lot of interest from recruits and DeAnthony Arnett (5-foot-11, 160-pounds) is certainly one of them. The junior wide receiver was invited to take an unofficial visit for the game by the Notre Dame coaching staff, and Arnett is more than happy to make the trip.

"I just want to see a good college football game and see what Notre Dame's all about," Arnett said. "I think Notre Dame can win. I'll be watching the offense, especially Golden Tate. I think our game is similar. He can go up and get the ball and pretty much do everything at his size.

"I want to be in an offense that fits me and I think Notre Dame's fits me. When I was at the Notre Dame-Michigan game they really threw the ball and they got the ball to their playmakers and that really caught my eye. I wasn't really rooting for anybody, but I was rooting for Michael Floyd. He's my favorite receiver in college football."

Arnett is hearing from nearly all of the top programs in the country and he currently holds scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Oregon and Eastern Illinois.

"I've always like Notre Dame," Arnett explained. "I liked them when Jeff Samardzija and those guys were there. They were putting up big numbers back then, so I said, ‘Why not me?'"

"I've talked to coach Brown. He's pretty straightforward. I didn't get to talk to him very long, but he said that they get it to their playmakers and try to get down the field and score and keep the game up-tempo. They haven't offered me a scholarship yet, but I hope they do when I'm down there."

Although Arnett hasn't been to Notre Dame, he does have a connection in South Bend. Notre Dame point guard and Saginaw native Tory Jackson is a family friend and Jackson has spoken highly of his experience at Notre Dame.

"I've talked to Tory (Jackson) a couple times," DeAnthony said. "He says that Notre Dame is a good place to go to school. He said that he likes it."

Through seven games, Arnett has 34 receptions for 702 yards and eight touchdowns. On defense he has nine tackles, eight passes defended and four interceptions.


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