Terrion Arnold Continues to Shine in Fall Camp
Alabama has a number of players competing for the two starting cornerback positions but one name that consistently has been brought into the discussion is redshirt freshman Terrion Arnold. The Tide are a week and a half into fall camp and Arnold has certainly caught the eye of head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Pete Golding.
“Terrion Arnold has done a really good job so far in camp,” said Saban on Saturday.
"I think Terrion Arnold is really flashing ... I think there's five guys right now that are pushing,” said Golding last week. The other four being Eli Ricks, Kool-Aid McKinstry, Khyree Jackson and Jahquez Robinson.
Arnold, a product of John Paul II Catholic in Tallahassee, Fla. ranked as the No. 25 prospect nationally and No. 2 safety in the 2021 247Sports Composite. The young defensive back did not appear in any games last season.
Arnold plans to join the Alabama basketball team in the winter, but not before making an impact for the football team in the fall. Saban and Golding have been vocal about the two best guys at the corner position will be starting.
“I can’t give you any like it’s a horse race, who’s in the lead, who’s in second, who’s in third,” Saban said. “That’s why we have a competition.”
“Every day, those guys have got to come in and compete,” Golding said. “That’s what this camp is about. We’re going to get through this camp, we’re going to find the best two corners.”
Whether or not Arnold starts any games when the season rolls around, the Florida native has carved out a role as part of the rotation. He possesses a great combination of physicality and athleticism to play multiple spots in the Alabama secondary. The future is bright as he continues to generate plenty of buzz in his second year on campus.
The Crimson Tide will return to the practice field on Monday, Aug. 15.