The Best of the Midwest?

He's not cocky, but DeAnthony Arnett is extremely confident in the skill set he is bringing to the table. Colleges around the country seem to agree, as Arnett's offer list is one of the best in Midwest, if not the country.

DeAnthony Arnett doesn't need to do any self promoting for his recruitment.

While many recruits are busy scheduling summer camps and sending their junior highlights across the region hoping to get a look, Arnett's only main concern right now is becoming the top-rated wide receiver in the country.

"My name is already out there, so I am just anxious to see who they put ahead of me in my class and at my position," Arnett told Badger Nation. "Other than that, things are going good, real smooth and I am just working hard, continuing to get better.

"Truthfully, I don't feel there's another receiver in the Midwest that's better than me."

In terms of offers and credentials, Arnett makes a valid point. Grabbing 41 receptions as a junior for 876 yards and 10 scores, Arnett – ranked as the sixth best wide receiver in th country by - is within reach of breaking Saginaw High alumni, former Spartans and NFL wide receiver Charles Rogers' school records, marks he's focused on his senior year.

"Go into the school, living up to the same hype as him, it's a big deal," said Arnett of the former top three NFL pick. "Passing his stats is big because he set the bar high. I really just want to break those records."

Arnett recently named a top three of Michigan State, Notre Dame and USC and then a top eight that included Cincinnati, Iowa, Michigan, Oregon and Tennessee. That doesn't mean a school like Wisconsin, one of Arnett's early offers, is out of the picture, especially with Wide Receivers Coach DelVaughn Alexander taking the time to visit the school.

"Coach Alexander came to my school to talk to me about the pro-style offense and how I can fit in there and what I can do," Arnett said.

While traditional big-name powers continue to drop in on Arnett, like getting an offer after talking to Head Coach Nick Saban of the reigning National Champions in Alabama, don't close the door on the four-star wide receiver surprising people by picking a school that isn't a big name, but is going to best fit his game and high aspirations.

"It all depends on what is going to fit in my game," Arnett said. "Notre Dame fits my game. Wisconsin fits my game. Michigan State is pretty good throwing the ball. I could end up anywhere honestly."

One of the eye-openers at Scout's Chicago Combine last spring, Arnett has improved on all his numbers, making his 4.51 40-yard dash, his 4.23 short shuttle and 7.33 in the 3-cone a distance memory. Adding speed and strength, Arnett, who has added 10 pounds since last spring, is making the strides necessary to become a college athlete.

"I am much faster and stronger, although I need to add some more weight," said Arnett. "I haven't a chance to work out a lot during basketball season. Whenever the season is over with, I will be back to catching the ball and running routes. I just need to get in the weight room and keeping adding.

"Once we get to the summer time, everybody will see."

What people are going to see in the summer is Arnett is going to a lot of camps and making a lot of visits. Although he claims to not pay attention to the rankings, the Michigan prep wideout won't be hesitant about proving his worth.

"I don't care about rankings and I don't pay attention but if I get disrespected, I am just going to go to every camp and dominate. I want to show everybody why I am the best."

He's not cocky, just confident, which is what it takes to be the best wide receiver. Once basketball season, Arnett is going to a 7-on-7 camp on March 28, after which he is going to disappear into the weight room.

"After that, you probably aren't going to see me until June," Arnett said. "I am going to be working out, working out, working out. When I come back in June, it's going to be … hell."

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