Decisions On Hold For Armstead Brothers

Arik Armstead and brother Armond Armstead are both expected to make a decision on a school, perhaps as early as Tuesday.

South Bend, Ind.--The number two rated player in the country by, Arik Armstead, visited Auburn over the weekend officially for his final trip along with brother Armond Armstead and their father Gus with the plans to make a decision on their college choice by Tuesday.

That is expected to happen, but it won't be before then, according to Gus Armstead as the family plans to sit down and talk through things when he and Armond return from South Bend early Tuesday morning where they visited Notre Dame on Monday.

Talking with Inside The Auburn Tigers, Gus said that his sons won't decide on Monday night and will work towards that goal when he arrives home from the Notre Dame campus.

A five-star prospect, Arik was an early commitment to USC before looking elsewhere and visiting California, Oregon, Notre Dame and Auburn and including them in his final group.

Things got even more interesting on Monday when his recruiter for Cal, Tosh Lupoi, took the job as defensive line coach at Washington. That made an already tough decision tougher for Armstead as Cal was one of his finalists.

For Armond it is down to Auburn and Notre Dame as he won't be allowed to transfer inside the Pac-12 after leaving USC following the 2011 season, a year that he didn't see the field after being held out for medical reasons.

Both brothers said they had a very good visit to Auburn and with Notre Dame the only other school on both of their lists it could come down to a battle between the Tigers and Fighting Irish if the two decide to attend school together.

"If we can work it out it would be great to play with my brother," said Armond, who started 17 games as a defensive tackle and defensive end for Southern Cal. He sat out last season due to a medical condition and has graduated. He will have one year of eligibility remaining as a transfer.

"I had a great time on my visit to Auburn," added Armond, who met with the football coaches and toured the Auburn campus Friday through Sunday before heading to Indiana.

After having to sit out of football last year, he said he is eager to get back on the field as a fifth-year senior. "I am ready to roll. I have been ready for a long time."

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