A year after failing to qualify for his scholarship to Virginia Tech out of Winter Haven (Fl.) High which forced him to go to prep school, three-star offensive tackle Mike Arnold found his way back into division one football, but this time with the Florida State Seminoles. Last year while going to school at New Berlin (NY) Milford Academy, Arnold got his scores and grades back to where they needed to be, while continuing to play football. There are many great NFL players to come out of Milford Academy such as LeSean McCoy, Shonn Greene, and Jason Peter.
Florida State and Arnold have a long history despite the 6'6 336 pound lineman signing a letter of intent to play at Virginia Tech as Arnold attended Florida State summer camp back in 2014. Besides FSU scouting him, the 20-year old had been associated with Miami and Florida and held offers from USF, Nebraska and VT. He will make his official visit to FSU this weekend and tweeted that he was very excited to come.
Bud Elliott: Arnold is a huge body who could end up at tackle or guard. I don't expect him to make a big impact in 2016, but he could develop into a multi-year starter if he gets in great shape and takes Rick Trickett's coaching. Arnold has incredible power and the rest could come along.