Contra Costa sophomore tailback Lionel Arnold has set a trip to Washington State University on December 14-16. Arnold, a two-year starter for the Comets, has been among the state's top running backs for both of the past two seasons. A graduate of Richmond High School. Arnold has been a standout player for the Comets since day one.
As a sophomore this season, Lionel finished 6th in the state as he averaged 139 yards rushing per game. Over the course of the season, he rushed for 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 5 yards per carry. Contra Costa is currently 7-3 and will play in the East County Bowl at Los Medanos College in Pittburg this Saturday against West Valley College of Saratoga.
At 6-1, 205-pounds, Lionel Arnold is a big, bruising back, but he also possesses great speed. Washington State has had some good success with junior college tailbacks, most recently with Mt. San Jacinto alum David Minnich.
The University of Utah and Arizona State have also expressed interest in Lionel.