Arnold excited to pick up a Florida Gators offer

Last week the Florida Gators coaching staff offered several underclassmen in the state of Florida including a few defensive backs.

2021 defensive back Terrion Arnold (6-2, 187, Tallahassee, FL. John Paul II Catholic) was one of those guys who picked up an offer from Florida.

“Coach Ron English, the safeties coach offered me,” Arnold said. “He said he had been watching me for a long time, I love the way you play and you’re very aggressive safety and a lock down corner. He said I’m someone that he needs and I’m very high on his board. He said he would love to have me.”

Arnold who plays corner and safety in high school says that English is leaving the decision up to him on where he plays in college.

“He said I’m very versatile,” he said on where English said he would play on defense. “He’s leaving it up to me on where I play but he said free safety and corner mainly but it’s my choice.”

The 2021 defensive back already has close to 20 offers but Arnold admits getting a Florida offer is a big one to him.

“It means a lot, it’s only two hours away and my family can still come and see me play,” Arnold said on what the offer means to him. “I grew up Florida fan out of Florida State, Florida and Miami so I’ve always been a Florida fan. It means a lot to me.”

Arnold has been on Florida’s campus several times in the past and he likes the Gators tradition and history with defensive backs.

“I love the DBU tradition they have down there,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “I went down there for Friday Night Lights and the atmosphere was good. The fans feel like they’re a part of the team. I like the tradition.”

The Gators aren’t the only school recruiting Arnold hard as several other instate programs are after the 2021 defensive back.

“Everybody on my board is still mutual right now,” Arnold said on where Florida stands with him. “Florida, Miami, Florida State was but with Willie Taggert getting fired, it’s crazy with them right now.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.