Running back James Arnold has led his team to a 6-0 start and he's on track to have a great season. Things are changing on the recruiting front and a leader seems to be emerging.
"We're 6-0 right now so I'm happy with where we're at," said Arnold. "I have about 900 yards and 14 touchdowns, so I'm doing well too. I'm playing some defense and returning punts. I don't know what my tackle numbers are like, but we're playing well as a group."
Arnold has been steadily narrowing things down in the past couple of weeks, and now only three schools remain -- with one of them being at the very top of his list.
"Auburn, North Carolina and Clemson are my three favorites right now. I'm planning on taking an official visit to Auburn next weekend and I think they're my favorite at this point. But it's still close and I have a long time until I have to decide.
"If I were to choose Auburn or Clemson it would be because of their football programs," he said. "They have passionate fans, big stadiums and things like that. If I were to choose UNC it would be more for the education and what they offer along those lines."
The 5-foot-10, 171-pound back from Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County is a three-star prospect and rated the No. 41 player in the nation at his position.