Arnett Waiting on the Good News

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we talked with the brother of wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett from Saginaw High School in Michigan.

Things have really been picking up for Saginaw (MI) wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett. Here recently, programs Iowa and Notre Dame have stepped up with offers. 

And though schools like Michigan, Tennessee, Michigan State, Eastern Michigan and Oregon are good offers that he will likely pursue, one stills stands tall in the mind of the Midwest prep athlete. 

"He/we are really hoping for Oklahoma to come through with an offer. That is the school that he really wants," Ralph Arnett, DeAnthony's brother said. "I know that the Sooner coaches are high on him because there is a lot of contact between them. My brother and I are just waiting on the news."

What Ralph call the ‘good news' could come Sooner rather than later. In recent discussions between the 6-foot, 170-pound Arnett and the Oklahoma coaches, there have been talks that may get a bit more in depth.

According to Ralph, a conference call has been set up to go down the Friday between DeAnthony and multiple Sooner coaches.

"He (DeAnthony) was told to call the coaches office this Friday at 2 p.m. The coaches should be back in the office then as I think they have been out recruiting all week," Ralph Arnett said. "This Friday conference call is supposed to be with coach Jay Norvell and coach Bob Stoops and/or David White. I think this will be huge for DeAnthony to get the chance to with a couple of the coaches."

Even though the Arnett family is not looking too deep into it, but the idea and the seriousness of the conference call has DeAnthony excited. 

Not only because it is a school that he is high on, but that he wants to start narrowing things down soon.

"He already talks to the coaches at least 3-4 times a month. There is a lot of interest there," Ralph Arnett said. "But I know that he really wants to have this offer. For DeAnthony, he is ready to start seriously looking at the programs that he wants to pursue. He wants to start setting up visits and really identify the programs that he feels like taking a closer look.

He wants Oklahoma to one of those schools for sure. And the Sooners will be."

For the season, DeAnthony had 41 receptions for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also did some work on the defensive side of the ball, recording four interceptions. DeAnthony will be in San Antonio for the Army All-American Combine.


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