It seems as though every time Kountze (Tex.) athlete Grayland Arnold speaks about his game, there’s always the notion that improvements can be done. Now, don’t misunderstand what is being said. Arnold does feel as though his game is in a good place, but there’s always that next level that he looks to get to.
And at the rate he’s working and what his high school coaches are seeing, Arnold will be all right.
“I feel like I did okay, but I can do better. I always feel like I can do better,” Arnold said after one of the games this past weekend at the state 7-on-7.
This statement was indeed about his performance on the field at the tournament, but the 5-foot-10, 167-pound Arnold was also looking back at his sophomore season too, where he lined up as a wide receiver and a cornerback.
He got most of his numbers from the defensive side, logging “close to” 40 tackles and seven interceptions. He also had a few forced fumbles.
His play on the field has been pretty solid, and though early, he has yet to pull in his first offer.
“I haven’t been offered yet, but I’m actually going back to Baylor to talk with the coaches next weekend. Houston is recruiting me too,” Arnold said. “Coaches see my speed as an asset and like how I read the field. They feel as though I have the skills to play for their team.”
This next season, Arnold will line up at quarterback, though it is still likely that he will continue to be recruited as an athlete. More than likely, Arnold will probably be a defensive back recruit.