Arnold Expects More Offers to Come

Mocksville (NC) Davie County Athlete James "Cooter" Arnold has already received one scholarship offer and he hopes others will follow.

"I'm getting letters from a bunch of schools, and I got a full scholarship offer from Auburn," James Arnold told StateFans. "N.C. State, Wake Forest, UNC, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech are some of the other schools I'm looking at."

Arnold rushed for 1,921 yards and 26 touchdowns on 288 carries as a junior playing quarterback and tailback. He also picked off five passes and recorded four pass break-ups from his defensive back position. His versatility on the gridiron led to Conference Player of the Year honors.

"I played running back up until our first conference game," Arnold said. "I guess the switch to quarterback was a way to help us out because we had a lot of turnovers eary in the season. It was a good move for the team."

When asked to name a favorite, "Cooter" (as he's known to everyone) was quick to mention the Wolfpack.

"N.C. State... I've been to their campus, and I really liked it. They've got a good football program and that's important too."

"I've been to a lot of State's games and it's great. They have a nice field and a nice stadium... a big weight room, I like a lot of things about State."

Arnold has also heard good things about the Wolfpack from former teammate and current NC State linebacker Pat Lowery.

"He was an all-star when he was here at Davie, and he's doing good at State too," Cooter said.

Arnold will likely make a late decision and is undecided on what camps to attend this spring.


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