Huskers will get official

The summers are always a busy time and Tommy Armstrong is eyeing the end of his and some upcoming official visits. The highly touted quarterback from Cibolo (Texas) Steele is saying that the Huskers are one of the teams that will get an official visit and maybe his first official visit during his bye week. What is he looking forward to about that trip?

Tommy Armstrong is down in Dallas for his brother's world series and this is a weekend that Armstrong finally has some time off. The 6-foot-1.5 and 205-pound Armstrong says that he's really refining his game getting ready for the upcoming season.

"I have been working out a lot," Armstrong said. "I have been doing seven on seven, conditioning getting ready for the season and also getting things together for my official visits this fall."

Armstrong says that his first official visit will likely come on his by week. That typically falls between non-district and district play or toward the middle or the end of September.

"I am looking at taking a visit my bye week. I think that bye weekend I will head up and go to Nebraska and see what they have to offer. I think that is week three or week four of my season."

The Nebraska offer and visit is something that Armstrong really seems to be thinking quite a bit about. He says that he has really gotten to know his recruiting coach, but wants to get to know the rest of the staff.

"I really want to see how the campus is and see how much I like it up there. I also want to get to know some of the coaches. I have really only spoken with Coach Tim Beck and that's it.

"I want to get to know the head coach and the offensive line coach. I just want to meet all of the coaches and see how my bond is with all of the coaches."

The recruiting coach for Nebraska actually got a chance to informally recruit Armstrong last year when they were recruiting a team mate of his. Turns out that the recent staff changes at Nebraska might have helped him pick up and offer from the Huskers.

"He told me that he is looking for an athletic quarterback and someone that can throw the ball like Taylor Martinez. He told me that when he came to our school last year to see Malcolm Brown that he took a look at me a lot.

"He knew last year that Nebraska could use me as a quarterback prospect. The problem was that he was the running backs coach last year and not the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator."


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