Akili Arnold is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back from Mission Viejo, California. He was actually high school teammates with fellow Oregon State recruit Jojo Forest. Arnold originally verbally committed to Utah State, but in a signing day surprise he decided to head to Corvallis instead.
✍️, , #BeaverNation family just got bigger. Welcome, @Akili_Arnold #BTD19 pic.twitter.com/PhAVmJNV09— Oregon State Football (@BeaverFootball) February 6, 2019
Akili Arnold is a seriously talented athlete who held offers from Arizona State, Utah State, Boston College, Colorado State and a host of other schools. The Beavers had to fight off a last minute bid from USC, but Arnold is committed to teaming up with Alex Austin and the rest of the 2019 recruiting class.
Words can’t express how excited I am to announce my commitment for the next 4 years to Oregon State University. I would like to thank the coaches who helped me get to this point in my life and my parents for the sacrifices they have made on my journey. Go Beavs pic.twitter.com/uvb6MPvi9N— Akili Arnold (@Akili_Arnold) February 6, 2019