Late last week we caught up with one of the top 2016 quarterback prospects in a talented and deep class here in the state of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach's Drayton Arnold. A winner with an impressive array of skills Arnold already has one D1 offer and continues to have a long list of suitors who are recruiting him pretty heavily thus far. The 6'0 185 pound prospect talked about how things are going so far this season?
"Through 5 games I've got 1,256 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, 6 interceptions, and a 122.5 quarterback rating," Arnold told us.
The 2016 signal caller says he sat for a little bit of time this season as well due to an injury.
"I got hit from the blind side pretty good and banged up my shoulder, but I feel fine now. I'm just getting over a little soreness by stretching and icing."
Having guided his team to the AAA state championship last season as a sophomore we asked Arnold if he's happy with his play thus far in his junior season in trying to help Myrtle Beach defend and repeat as state champions again this year?
"I'm pleased with how I've played. I know we can play much better though, we just need to execute more and more."
Arnold talked about some aspects of his game that have improved the most since the end of last season up to this point as well.
"I would say my leadership has improved a great deal since then. Last year I was inexperienced and just did my best, but this year I'm learning how to engrave myself into becoming an elite leader on and off the football field."
The talented quarterback already holds an offer from Ohio University and he's hearing from other schools as well. He talked about the very latest regarding his recruitment with us.
"I've already taken visits to Wake Forest and Duke. I'll be going to Clemson this weekend and then to East Carolina shortly after that."
Arnold spoke in-depth about his two ACC visits before this past weekend.
"Wake Forest was really good. I love the school and feel really comfortable talking to coach Ruggerio and the staff."
"Duke was good too. Coach Montgomery and coach Cutcliffe are some of the best in the ACC. I really like the school and their program."
Arnold informed us that East Carolina says they will be coming down to watch him play this season and that Clemson says they want to see more of him and continue to build a relationship with him moving forward.
We asked Arnold which schools are recruiting him the hardest right now aside from Ohio which has already offered?
"Ohio, East Carolina, Wake Forest, and Clemson are recruiting me the hardest."
There are no early favorites for Arnold and that "I really like all of the schools I'm hearing from I'm just trying to make the right decision for me."
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com for more updates with quarterback Drayton Arnold as he continues to hear from more schools and piques the interest of more D1 coaches.
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