Copley, Ohio, junior safety and wide receiver David Arnold has seen the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry from both sides. Arnold lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., until the 6th grade when he moved to Ohio. The Michigan-Ohio State showdown was one of the many college games Arnold attended this season.
"I went to Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame for games," Arnold said. "I went to Ohio State when they played Michigan State and Illinois.
"I went to the Notre Dame-Navy game. And I went to Michigan when they played Northern Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio State.
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"Right now I'm interested in all three of those schools. I like all three right now. I really like those three. And Penn State is another one."
Having visited all three and having seen them all play in person, Arnold offered some thoughts on each.
"I like coach Tressel," Arnold said when asked about Ohio State. "And I like the AD. And I like the stadium and the fans."
When asked about Michigan, Arnold said, "I'm from Ann Arbor so I'm familiar with Michigan's program. I like the people. And they have the biggest stadium."
And the Irish?
"I really like Charlie Weis and his coaching staff," Arnold said. "I like the facilities and the people there."
The 6-foot-0 and 205 pound Arnold was a varsity starter at safety his sophomore year, and safety and wide receiver his junior season.
Arnold caught over 20 passes for 500 plus yards this season. He had three receiving touchdowns and also led his team in tackles along with intercepting seven passes.