Ray Ray Armstrong is one of the top players in the state of Florida for the 2009 recruiting class. He plays both quarterback and safety for his team, and that ability to play both ways has turned into him receiving interest form schools all over the country. He says he is up to 7 offers at this time. "Right now I am hearing mostly from the schools that have offered me. They are Florida State, FIU, FAU, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Iowa State and Kentucky. I'd like to hear more from Florida, Miami and USF. I think they are going to soon," said Armstrong.
Ray Ray's excels on both sides of the ball, but most schools are looking at the 6'3" 220 pound prospect as a safety on the next level. For Ray Ray, he wants to play whatever position will allow him to succeed on the college level and maybe even the professional level. He said, "All of the offers are for safety. Even though I play both sides now, I want to play safety because I like the potential I have with it. It's probably the best shot I have to move on to the next level."
Armstrong doesn't claim a childhood favorite, but does state that getting the offer from FSU was a big deal for him. The program and the school itself appeals to him. "I liked Florida State, Florida and Miami as a kid. I didn't really have a favorite. I was more of a fan of the game. Getting the offer from FSU meant a lot because it's a big-time Division 1 offer. I like them because they are a good school. I like the program and the school itself. I haven't been able to talk to the coaches yet as my high school coaches have talked to them so far. They usually tell me what is going on. I plan on talking to the FSU coaches in the future," said Armstrong.
It is very early in the process for Ray Ray, and he doesn't know when he'll make a decision. As it stands right now he doesn't have any summer plans, but is in the early stages of making some. He stated, "I'm looking at depth charts, academics and the coaches. I want to get out and see some schools. I haven't sat down and talked with my parents or coaches yet about camps or anything yet."
While Ray Ray may not be a national name at this time, look for him to come onto the scene as more schools begin to offer. With a great senior season, the big-time athlete will become more of a known commodity. He says that he "is aggressive and smart" and that he needs "to improve his speed for the college level".
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Ray Ray and the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.