Through two games Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County running back James Arnold is one of the top performers in North Carolina. Has anything changed on the recruiting front lately?
The 5-foot-10, 171-pound back has accumulated more than 480 yards rushing and five touchdowns in two games, leading Davie County to a 2-0 start. He's also intercepted two passes as the squad's defensive leader.
"We're off to a good start," he said. "I don't really care so much about the stats. I mean, if I get them good, but I'm more concerned about winning."
What schools is Arnold interested in?
"Auburn, Clemson, UNC and East Carolina are the four schools that have offered, so I think they're on top. Those four have contacted me the most, and I expect them to be my favorites until other schools step up."
Don't plan on hearing a decision from Arnold anytime soon.
"I'll probably make a decision sometime around the end of December or the beginning of January. I plan on taking my official visits and then ending the process. But it won't be for a while."
Right now, Arnold has an official visit set for Auburn on Oct. 9.
"I hope to set the others up soon."