Miami football key 2021 DB prospect Terrion Arnold Top 5 December 1

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 19: (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Miami football top defensive back prospect Terrion Arnold announced on Twitter this week he will drop his top five schools on December 1 and his college destination on National Signing Day on February 3.

Top Miami football four-star defensive back prospect Terrion Arnold announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday in a pair of Tweets that he will announce his top five with a cryptic tweet only saying “1 week from today.” to indicate the release of his top five and another tweet indicating he will sign on National Signing Day on February 3.

Arnold is the 147th ranked player, sixth-ranked safety and 21st ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2021. A resident of Tallahassee, Arnold attends John Paul II Catholic. Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Georgia are considered the leaders. Alabama, Florida and Florida State all have crystal balls for Arnold.

Miami currently has James Williams and Kamren Kinchens as safeties committed to its 2021 class. Williams is alternately listed as an athlete on his 247 profile and could be a linebacker safety or striker for Miami. Arnold would be the fourth-highest ranked signee for Miami in 2021.

Five-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor is the ninth-highest ranked player in the Class of 2021, Williams is 12th and wide receiver Romello Brinson is 133rd. Miami signed four safeties in 2020 including the second ranked player at the position Avantae Williams who is out for the season with an undisclosed medical condition.

Arnold is listed as a safety by 247 Sports but is a versatile player that can also play cornerback. Andrew Ivins, a scout for 247 Sports and writer for their Miami sight Inside the U projects Arnold as a second or third-round pick in the NFL Draft. Ivins praised Arnold for his physical style of play and his high football IQ.

Arnold would be a great complement to Avantae and James Williams and potentially give Miami an elite secondary for the next three seasons. Miami is bereft at cornerback after three-star Tim Burns de-committed earlier this month. Three-star athlete Malik Curtis is projected to be a CB in college but plays primarily offense.

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Miami is expected to have most of their 2021 commits after the early National Signing Period in December. Arnold waiting could fit into the plans for Manny Diaz and the Miami football program to add a CB through the transfer portal or by signing a player out of high school.