A little over a month ago 2016 Myrtle Beach quarterback Drayton Arnold decided that he wanted to commit to Old Dominion. Some were caught off guard by the early verbal commitment and we caught up with the former state champion signal caller to talk about his decision and outlook for the near future.
So what sold Arnold on Old Dominion and made him give them his early commitment?
"Well Old Dominion's offense is very similar to the offense we run at Myrtle Beach and I really felt comfortable around the coaching staff. They were honest with me and straight up."
With his decision already made Arnold talked about
"It feels good to have already committed. You can't ever get comfortable during the whole recruiting process but I'm happy with my commitment."
The 2016 prospect says there are still some other schools who are chasing him despite that commitment.
That begs the question if any schools could open his eyes to possibly changing his mind down the road?
"I'm pretty excited about ODU it's a hard commit!"
One thing that appears will not change for Arnold is a familiar face in the backfield during these next 5 or so years. His teammate and fellow 2016 prospect running back Brandon Sinclair committed to Old Dominion as well.
"It's a great feeling knowing that I could be going through college with a teammate and a good friend through college."
He says that he's been working "mostly on my footwork and continuing to improve my leadership on the field."
We'll see Arnold here soon at the Palmetto State Showdown 7 on 7 Tourney at Byrnes and the Myrtle Beach prospect had a word for Old Dominion fans.
"I want ODU fans to know that ODU will continue to be successful and hopefully reach heights the program never has before."
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