The workhorse running back for Florida's Class 4A state champions has picked
up a number of impressive scholarship offers heading into the summer.
Terry Arnold, a 6-foot, 210-pound back from Tallahassee's Lincoln High
School, has been offered by LSU, Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee and
Illinois, among others.
"We've got a lot of talent on this team, a lot of guys getting attention, but
this kid is going to make somebody one heckuva running back," said Lincoln
assistant coach Tone Collins. "He's a powerful kid who has kept getting faster
as he matured and worked hard in the off-season. He's a legit 4.5 guy with great
feet and vision like you've never seen.
"He reminds you of (LSU's) LaBrandon Toefield. Looks exactly the same, has
the same running style. And he reminds me a little bit of a young Emmitt Smith
with that great vision. He sees things develop that you don't even see when you
go back and watch the film. Tough yards. It's unreal."
Despite sharing the spotlight with such top prospects as Antonio Cromartie
and Ryan Gilliam, Arnold rushed for 789 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.
He also caught 13 passes for 283 yards and four scores out of the backfield.
"His hands are another strongpoint for him," Collins said. "I think he could
play receiver at some places.
"He would have been way over 1,000 yards rushing and maybe 500-600 yards
receiving for us if we didn't have so much talent on this team."
Arnold is also a solid student, carrying a 2.5 GPA.
Collins said LSU is doing a tremendous job recruiting Arnold and may have the
inside track for his commitment.