Triopia's Mr. Do-It-All: Dean Arendt

Published: 03/09/2014

Dean Arendt is the prototypical ironman. He does everything on the field outside of operating the chains. Last season for Triopia High School, Arendt spent time at three different positions on offense and every position on defense besides safety. He also served as the team's long snapper. 

The class of 2015 recruit describes his style of play on both sides of the ball as:

"I am a big physical back but can run down the field. I am a very fast defensive lineman who blows off the ball, and when I play corner I lockdown and press hard."

Arendt is projected to play either fullback, halfback, or long snapper at the next level. 

He has been getting interest from a lot of D-1 schools including: WisconsinIndianaIowaIllinoisMissouri, among others. He has yet to receive any offers. 

The lack of offers can be attributed to Arendt coming from a 1A high school. Big time programs can be gun shy when it comes to a player who comes from a smaller classification. I think offers from some of these schools will start coming after he wraps up his spring visits. Regardless, that he comes from a small school, Arendt has the ability to be a competitive force at the next level whether he's playing offense or defense or long snapping. 

Last year, Arendt was named a captain of the team, All-Conference, and All-Area. 

Despite Arendt's impressive season in 2013, Triopia finished the year 2-7. Arendt is working hard this offseason to make sure his senior year ends in glory and not grief. 

"I'm working on being a leader on and off the field," Arendt said. "We had a rough season last year, so I am trying to help pick up my teammates and tell them we are here to get Triopia football back to where it belong and that's playing on Thanksgiving weekend."

An inspiring message from a determined senior leader.