DB Talks About Commitment

Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose standout wide receiver/free safety Carlos Armour has been dreaming of playing college football inside the state of Florida for several years now.

"I've been wanting to play in Florida ever since I first started playing football," he said. "Everytime you see those teams play, you see all the team speed and the number of good defensive backs at those institutions. I've been watching that for the longest time."

Armour, 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, hasn't heard a whole lot from Florida State and Florida this year but he did start talking to Miami coaches earlier this season. Then on Monday night of this week, Armour received a phone call that would present a big opportunity for him.

"The head coach, Larry Coker, called and just said they've been watching me and other defensive backs and they're ready to offer me a scholarship," he said. "I couldn't believe it at first. I always said that I'd commit to whichever (Florida school) offered me and so I told him right away that I'm ready to be a Hurricane. He was real happy, welcomed me to the family."

Armour, who also competes in varsity track (14.3/100H), is solid inside the classroom and is having a very good senior season. His team will play a third round playoff game this weekend. Armour talked about why he picked the Hurricanes.

"I had a bunch of offers but the thing about Miami is that...well, it's Miami," he said. "The guys they've had at DB and I know they're gonna be losing a lot of guys so I think that's a great opportunity."

The talented defensive back, who plans to take official visits to Louisville (Dec 12), Arkansas (Jan. 16), and Ole Miss in addition to Miami (Jan. 23), said he's looking forward to helping the Hurricanes get back into the national title hunt.

"They're used to competing every year," he said. "This year was a little different but they'll be back. I'm gonna go in there and try to help them win more championships in the future."

Armour said despite his other visits, he's very solid on becoming a Hurricane.

"I made a commitment and that's what it's going to be," he said. "I'm a Hurricane."

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