Jafar Armstrong knew he performed well at Missouri's one-day camp in Kansas City last week. But the three-star wide wide receiver from Bishop Miege High School in Shawnee Mission, Kan., wasn’t sure if it would lead to a scholarship offer from the Tigers.
“Oh man, it’s great,” Armstrong told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com. “Mizzou has always been one of my favorite schools. Hometown school. I’ve always had a dream of playing for them, so to finally get an offer is crazy.”
The 6-foot, 200-pounder got the good news from Missouri wide receivers coach Andy Hill, who is also the primary recruiter for the Kansas City area.
“He was telling me how him and the staff were going to meet up Friday and go over the standouts from all the camps and see who they need to offer but he said he wanted to get one of the first ones out to me because of how well I performed at the camp,” Armstrong said. “They saw I was a guy they wanted.”
As a kid who grew up dreaming about playing for the Tigers one day, Armstrong admitted it was tough not to commit right then.
“It’s pretty tough,” he said, “but you have to weigh out your other options and see what all schools have to offer before you make a decision that big.”
Armstrong, who had 65 catches for 1,262 yards and 16 touchdowns during his junior season in 2015, has some offers and been hearing from several schools.
The only school among his top five to offer, so far, is Missouri.
The speedy wideout recently helped his high school to the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship by winning two individual events — the 100-meter dash (10.83 seconds), the 200 (22.13) — as well as being a part of a first-place 400-meter relay squad.
What’s next for Armstrong with recruiting?
“I’m probably going to take a few visits, see what other offers come in and make my decision from there,” he said. “I want to make my decision before this season so I just have to focus on hopefully winning another state championship with my school.”