Armstrong to make "dreams come true" at Navy

Robbie Armstrong had been hearing from Navy for more than year and a half. He went to see the Midshipmen open their season in Baltimore against eventually national champion, Ohio State. The Navy coaches finally offered in late-October. It was the offer he had been waiting for.

On Tuesday, January 13th, three weeks after making a verbal commitment to Navy's Justin Davis, Armstrong went public with the news via his Twitter account.

"I've been waiting to share the news," Robbie Armstrong told "I loved the location when I took my visit. The campus has a lot of history and beautiful scenery. Everything was so nice there from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to the excellent facilities. I started thinking out what the future holds for me. Navy has all of the tools necessary to make all of my dreams come true. I cannot wait to get there and play for Coach Davis and Coach Niumatalolo.

"I played d-end in high school, but I was recruited (by Navy) at outside linebacker. Coach Davis loves my tenacity, how I get after it and find my way to the ball. I watched every single one of Navy's game from this last season and liked a lot of the things I saw them doing on defensive and offense as well, really. I don't know Coach Davis as a position coach yet. I know him just as a person and I really like him. Some guys who have played under him have talked to me and told me he's a great coach to play for, so I'm very excited for the opportunity to do that.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder had one offer from Navy, but was being recruited by several D-2 and NAIA colleges that tend to offer late. Armstrong said he was scheduling an official visit to Hampton in January at the time of his commitment.

"It a big sigh of relief to have my commitment out of the way before Signing Day," he said. "Last year I saw all of friends being offered and going off to college the following year. I was hoping to go down the same road, but worried about being stuck without any offers. It's a huge weight off my shoulders. Navy is my number one choice over all of the schools that had been recruiting me so there was no reason to wait any longer."

Armstrong started every game at Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.) since his sophomore season. After starting on state championship teams in 2012 & 2013, Armstrong helped the Tigers reach the Georgia Class AAAAAA title game again in 2014. Archer came up short this year, 28-24, to Colquitt County on December 13th in the Georgia Dome. For his senior season, Armstrong finished with 120 tackles and three sacks, and was named first team all-county and first team all-state.

Armstrong will most likely be heading to NAPS in the summer. On February 4th, he'll sign with best friend and teammate, Dillon Bliss, who will be going to West Point to play on the sprint football team. Top Stories