Jafar Armstrong Pledges to Missouri

Kansas City area wide receiver Jafar Armstrong becomes the fifth member of Missouri's recruiting class for 2017.

On Monday, Jafar Armstrong said he planned to take a couple visits and see what developed with his recruiting before making a commitment. 

On Tuesday, the talented three-star wide receiver ended his recruitment when he pledged to the University of Missouri, which he announced via his Twitter account.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play Division I college football,” Armstrong wrote. “I’m extremely blessed that this dream will soon become reality. I want to thank all of the schools and the coaches that have recruited me, especially the 8 universities that offered me a scholarship. I also want to thank my family, friends, and coaches who have believed and supported me throughout my entire athletic career. Lastly, I want to thank God for his countless blessings and allowing me to chase my dream. The recruiting process has been long and stressful, but after much thinking and talking it over with my parents, I have decided to commit to one of my favorite schools growing up, The University of Missouri!”


Armstrong, a 6-foot, 200-pounder from Bishop Miege High School in Shawnee Mission, Kan., received an offer from the Tigers last week after a strong performance at their camp in Kansas City. 

“Oh man, it’s great,” Armstrong said on Monday. “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.”

Armstrong had 65 catches for 1,262 yards and 16 touchdowns during his junior season in 2015. 

He recently helped his high school to the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship. He won the 100-meter dash (10.83 seconds) and the 200 (22.13) and was part of a first-place 400-meter relay squad.

Armstrong becomes the Tigers’ fifth commitment for the Class of 2017, following Kansas City area wide receiver DaRon Davis, Texas offensive lineman Hyrin White, Indianapolis offensive lineman Pompey Coleman and Illinois tight end Logan Christopherson.


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