Alabama CB Terrion Arnold shows off his basketball skills with a nasty dunk

Terrion Arnold arrives after playing for Alabama football this season.

He spent his high school career as one of the nation’s top safety prospects, but the Tallahassee, Florida native worked as a cornerback for the Crimson Tide. The 6-foot, 188-pounder brings length, athleticism, speed, ball skills and great intelligence to the position. Arnold battles Kool-Aid McKinstry, Khyree Jackson and freshman Tre’Quon Fegans for the opportunity to start at cornerback against Eli Ricks. He played football and basketball at John Paul II Catholic High School and played in both.

Coach Nick Saban recruited several players who were athletes on the grill and hardwood, including Julio Jones, DeVonta Smith, Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle. All four were excellent receivers, national champions and first-round picks for the Crimson Tide. Arnold showed off his skills on campus with a nasty dunk between his legs inside the Rec Center.

He has elite jumps on the pitch and Arnold is looking to make sure that translates to the pitch.

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Stephen M. Smith is editor-in-chief and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” it on Facebook or “follow him” on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.