Armond Weh-Weh (pronounced Way-way) felt good about his visit to Arkansas State over the weekend before he had ever arrived in Jonesboro.
"If everything was good I knew I was going to commit,'' he said. "I know Arkansas State is an up and coming program and you'd be stupid not to know that.
"I got there and loved it . The coaches staff felt like family. They had a lot of energy.
" I liked the running back coach (DeAndre Smith) and the weight coach (Matt Shadeed) a lot. That weight coach is fired up all the time but that is the kind of guy you need in the weight room.
"I talked with coach Smith some and he told me some of the people he had coached and some of the things he taught and I liked them. I think they can help becoe the best player I can be."
Weh-Weh (5-foot-11, 220 pounds) prepped at Fort Bend (Texas) Kempner and signed with Texas Tech out of high school. He left Tech after the spring game his freshman season and transferred to Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College.
"You learn a lot in junior college,'' he said."You learn a lot by playing and I played against some good people but it can be hard. But I feel like I am a better back than when I Was at Tech."
One thing that is different from his Lubbock days is he is 10 pounds lighter. "I think it makes me quicker,'' he said.
This past season at Scottsdale he ran for 1,229 yards on 153 carries and had 11 touchdowns. In his final four games he had 654 yards and 6 TDs. He also caught 5 passes for 39 yards.
His first season at Arizona he had 251 yards and averaged 5.2 yards per carry.
"I know Arkansas State can have a great season if they get a couple of key pieces and I hope I am one of those pieces."
He said he had offers or was hearing from Akron, Arizona, and Oklahoma State but is set on the Red Wolves.