Tampa (Fla.) Carrollwood Day long snapper Mason Arnold announced on Tuesday afternoon he has accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Ohio State.
The 6-2 and 240-pound Arnold is considered the sixth-best long snapper in the class of 2021 by Kornblue Kicking, the nation’s premier recruiting service for kickers, punters and long snappers. He’s also a two-time state wrestling finalist who sits at 18-0 this season.
Arnold – whose wrestling coach, Eric Smith, was a former wrestler for the Buckeyes – was recommended by Kornblue Kicking to special teams coach Matt Barnes, running backs coach/area recruiter Tony Alford and assistant director of player personnel Justin Perez, who offered him the walk-on opportunity.
It was only once Arnold was accepted to the university that he announced his decision, choosing Ohio State over similar offers from Kansas and Texas.
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