FL WR commits to Wake

Wake Forest has another commitment from the Sunshine State. John Armstrong, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound slot receiver/running back from Orlando, Fla. gave his pledge to the Deacon staff before departing for home on an official visit. Armstrong explained to DeaconSports what he loved about the college and the football program at Wake Forest University.

"Honestly, it was the coaches," said John Armstrong on his decision. "There all great coaches who made me feel at home, especially Coach Elrod who is from Orlando too. I felt like the team has excellent chemistry. I got along with with the players who I met. It's also a great school and a terrific place to continue my education. I feel like I had a good connection with the teachers and students I talked with while I was here.

"Some of the highlights from my visit was the eating, getting to see the stadium and going in the press box, and getting out on the town. I loved Winston-Salem. My player host was Kevin Sousa from Orlando. My mom came with me on the visit. She agreed with my decision to commit."

In his senior season at Olympia High School, Armstrong had 1250 all-purpose yards with 22 touchdowns and averaged 17.1 yards on kickoff returns. He's looking forward to spending more time with new Wake Forest wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield about his role in the offense.

"I met with him on the visit," Armstrong said of Stubblefield. "He's going to be coming down to see me next week for an in-home visit and I'll talk more with him then. Coach Elrod wants to use me the same way my high school did in a slot receiver and running back role, but probably more in the slot."

Armstrong was an All-State selection (Florida 8A) in 2012. In his junior season, he had 1755 all-purpose yards and received an offer from the Demon Deacons shortly thereafter. He also held offers from Duke, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa State, Temple, Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Northern Illinios, and South Alabama.


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