While he admitted that a decision could come any day now, he still has his attention centered on his senior year.
"I want to put my team in the best position to win," Armstrong said. "I don't have personal goals. I want us as a whole to reach our goals. We want to repeat this year, but in order to do that, we have to focus on all of the little details."
Armstrong was a key role player for his team last year, and through constant observation of last year's senior leadership, he learned that he will be counted upon heavily this year to not only be great on the field, but also on the sidelines and in the locker room.
"Last year we had great leaders," Armstrong said. "I just sat back and did what I do on the field. This year, our seniors are stepping up as leaders, including myself. I'm locked in and focused this season."
The call to step up has helped Armstrong raise his standards for himself. But he believes he's always had the mental toughness to be in this position.
"I learned that I can be a leader and that I really don't have a choice but to be a leader this year," he said. "I wouldn't say my mental toughness improved, because I've always been pretty strong mentally."
Armstrong has collected several D1 offers, and has somewhat narrowed things down this summer, but he told IlliniInquirer that he was "about to pull the trigger any day now."
Armstrong did not identify any specific date he has in mind for a decision, but said, "I'll (commit) when the time is right. I'm waiting on some calls."
The Illini have been on Armstrong for a while, specifically Illinois receivers coach Mike Bellamy. That relationship along with a chance to see action early, have Armstrong's attention.
He said "The coaching staff and the great opportunity," at Illinois really appeal to him.