After Camar Wheaton signed with the Crimson Tide earlier on Wednesday, it was announced that Alabama had clinched the highest rated recruiting class ever. Well, it just go a little bit better.
Terrion Arnold, a 4-star safety out of Tallahassee, FL, made his commitment to Alabama over UGA and Florida. Due to the lack of depth at free safety, he will surely see early playing time. Arnold is ranked #50 overall recruit by 247sports composite rankings.
Andrew Ivins of 247sports compares him to former Tide safety Xavier McKinney.
A twitchy athlete with a compact build. Has a natural bounce to his step, which likely stems from his basketball background. Plays with a low center of gravity. Elite when it comes to changing directions, owning one of the fastest shot shuttle times in his class. Spent much of high school career lining up at safety, but athletic and long enough in the arms to work out on the boundary. High IQ football player that quickly reads and reacts. Smooth tracking and ball skills. Will capitalize on a bad throw in a hurry. Physical at the point of attack and likes contact. Technically sound when it comes to tackling and has gotten better in that area over the years. Takes the right angles and is capable of erasing mistakes made by others. Doubled as a receiver at the prep level and was a threat to score pretty much every time his number was called. One of the more complete defensive back prospects in the 2021 cycle that looked like a man playing alongside boys in one of the Sunshine State’s lower classifications. Will need to adjust to the speed of the college game and keep perfecting his craft, but has the skillset to emerge as an all-conference caliber player for a Top 25 program. Position versatility only makes him more valuable. Destined to play on Sundays.
Charles Kelly was the primary recruiter aided by Sal Sunseri. A little credit should go to Bama cornerback signee Ga’Quincy McKinstry who became fast friends with Arnold.