Clemson interested in Myrtle Beach quarterback

08/10/2014 11:59 PM

08/11/2014 12:01 AM

Junior QB Drayton Arnold (6-0 182) of Myrtle Beach has an offer from Ohio and is drawing early interest from Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, NC State and Charlotte. Arnold received the offer with a little help from a teammate.

"One of my wide receivers is committed there and he told their coach about me," Arnold said. "They really liked my highlight video and went ahead an offered me."

The offer has Ohio among his early favorites along with Duke.

"Ohio has a beautiful campus," he said. "My sister goes to Marshall and she told me how nice it is there. Hopefully I'll visit soon and take a closer look. I like Duke because of their academics. Aside from that, they have coach (David) Cutcliffe and I like that they run a pro-style offense."

Clemson also is showing considerable interest in Arnold and he believes an offer is possible. He spoke with one of the coaches recently.

"I went to their camp and I think they really like me," Arnold added.

His plans are to visit Clemson, Duke, Ohio, Charlotte and Wake Forest this season.

As a sophomore, Arnold threw for over 2,700 yards while rushing for over 600. He tossed 32 touchdowns passes with 10 interceptions leading his squad to a state title.

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