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Armstrong visited for the first time on Thursday, July 19th and was so impressed that he gave his commitment almost immediately.
"When I came up there, everything was more than I could have expected," he said. "Everything was top-notch. My Dad and I both built a relationship with the coaches and seeing what they had to offer as academics and the football facilities, I just couldn't say no."
Armstrong had a total of six offers and USA was not near the top of his list until his visit.
"I had narrowed it down to three Sun Belt schools (Arkansas State and Western Kentucky were the other two) and the only reason South Alabama was still in there was because of their communication," he said. "But they went from the bottom of my list to the top in just one day."
At 6’7,293 he is blessed with athleticism, balance and great feet. All of those attributes along with his wing span and natural bulk give him huge upside as an OT, particularly as a pass blocker even though he’s admittedly further along as a run blocker.
"Coach Mathews, the offensive line coach (and coordinator) said that there's a good possibility that I could play within the first two years and actually start. The said that they need a big tackle, someone who could move people out of the way and protect the quarteback. Coach Mathews said I was good fit for it and he wanted me. He's got me now."
An aspiring mechanical engineer, Armstrong is a good student (3.8 gpa) who is already qualified.
When asked how firm a commitment this is, Armstrong's comments should make Jag fans extremely happy.
"Me and my Dad had always made the decision that if I was to commit, it would be a commitment that would require something major to happen for me to go against it and I stand by that. Unless something catastrophic happens, I am going to the Univeristy of South Alabama."