Jacob Arnold | Northwest High School | RB | 2022

Twitter: @jake_m_a22Instagram: @saksfifthzay

Q: Tell us about your high school career and what the recruiting process has been like thus far. 

A: I haven’t really been too far into the recruiting process yet besides making a highlight tape of sophomore year.

Q: When did you receive your first offer and what school was it from? How many offers have you received thus far? 

A: I don’t have any yet.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment was probably working hard to earn a spot on a team that went to the state championship game.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at your school?

A: I learned the value of hardwork and leaving everything on the field every play from my coaches and I think that’s led me to make the progress that I have thus far.

Q: What have you learned during this unique time in 2020? What did you focus on or accomplish during Quarantine?

A: I used my time to learn valuable life skills, I started cooking and learning how to make healthy meals at home, and investing in stocks, I also have been working out every day and got my bench press and squat weights up high, as well as improving my 40-yard dash time.

Q: If you could play in college, what would you choose to major in? What are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A:I definitely want to major in business, I want to learn how to make my money work for me so I can make good money even if football doesnt work out, being a general manager of an NFL team is also a big dream of mine. 

Q: What would your current teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: They would say that I am the hardest worker at all times, no one will put more out there than I will. 

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career so far?

A: My most memorable play was definitely the game-winning touchdown in week 3 where I had to run through more than one defender to score. 

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge was being one of the quieter kids, but over the year I stepped up and learned how to be a leader and step out of my comfort zone.

Q: If you could compare yourself to a collegiate or pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A:I resonate a lot with Saquon Barkley because I feel that on the field I can do it all, run people over, give them a fake, stiff arm, etc. I am also more of a power runner who can catch out of the backfield.

Q: What is your biggest strength and why should college coaches & scouts consider you?

A:My biggest strength is my high motor, I can give my all every play and consistently produce, I also never avoid contact.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes, I volunteer through various activities with my church, some of which include making gift bags for first responders, school supply drives, etc.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 High School National Scouting Combine and what are your goals for the combine?

A: I have been working out every day and practicing my craft, my goal is to perform at the best of my ability and get on everyone’s watch list.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement? 

A: My ultimate achievement would be to leave a legacy on the game, to play and succeed at the highest level but also be remembered for something bigger than myself.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football? Do you play other sports? 

A: I wrestle in the winter and this past year I picked up lacrosse, I really enjoy anything sports related at all times.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life? 

A: My dad has been very influential. He always tells me how I can better myself and always reminds me of ways to be a better football player and better all-around person.

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A: I think people would love my sense of humor, I always try to make people laugh whenever I can.