Armstrong gets first from Navy

Robbie Armstrong's first offer came as a surprise just a few weeks ago when he received a called from Navy's Justin Davis. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete plays defensive end at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., but will most likely transition to outside linebacker at the college level.

Armstrong tells GoMids.com he's strongly considering the offer especially after seeing the Midshipmen in action the first weekend of the season.

"It was around this time last year when I first started talking with Navy," Armstrong said. "Navy's a really good program. What excites me most of it is the way they mold their student-athletes into better people. I've kept in touch with Coach Davis every week and even went up for an unofficial visit for the Ohio State game. That game was played in Baltimore so I didn't get to see the stadium but really liked all that I did see when I got to Annapolis. It's a pretty campus with excellent, top-of-the-line facilities.

"I've thought a lot about going there ever since. I have a lot of people pushing me in that direction and I'm listening to them. It's mainly been friends of the family with military experience, my mom, my coaches, who have been encouraging me. I haven't played outside linebacker since the eighth or ninth grade but that's where they like me. I just moved over to play defensive end [at Archer] because that's where my team needs me."

After an 0-3 start in his senior season, Archer has reeled off five straight wins. Armstrong says the team has "more than enough" talent to continue winning.

"We're a brand new program that just started in 2009," he said. "Two of our guys, Connor Redmond and Kyle Davis have committed to South Carolina. We have some other guys with offers like Kobe Smith and Dylan Singleton. I feel like I just keep becoming a better all-around football player in my third year as a starter. I'm reacting faster than I have before. It seems like I'm gravitating towards the ball and knowing how a play is going to unfold. In the past, there were plays when I couldn't get to the ball, but this year I'm finding a way.

"I've been posting some senior film but, so far, nothing substantial has come my way except letters. I've heard a little from Army and some other colleges, but nobody's offered yet except Navy. I'm going to wait and see what happens. I just want to feel like the college is some place that fits me, where I can be myself, and receive a great education. I've had some interest at defensive end and some for fullback, but I'm not all that picky. It doesn't matter where I end up as far as position I just love playing football in general and primarily want to be on the field."

Armstrong lettered three years in wrestling at Archer and was a part of a back-to-back state championship team in 2013 and 2014. This week the football team faces on of the top-ranked schools in the state in Dacula (8-0).

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