Nebraska's next signal caller?

The situation at quarterback for Nebraska is pretty thin. The Huskers only have two quarterbacks on scholarship at the moment and a walk-on true freshman made the 105 roster for fall camp. Tommy Armstrong could be the third. A senior at Cibolo (Texas) Steele the signs are looking amazingly well for the Nebraska staff to close Armstrong on or around his official visit.

Tommy Armstrong and Cibolo (Texas) Steele are in pursuit of back to back DII state championships. Armstrong says that he and his team are back out on the field and they understand the pressure of trying to repeat.

"We are finishing up our second week," Armstrong said. "We scrimmage Johnson on Saturday. We have a good program right now. We have a bunch of young guys that know what they are doing.

"Their work ethic is extremely high. Our main thing is going to be staying healthy the entire season. We have a big bulls eye on our backs, we understand that, and we need everyone to do our part."

Last year Steele was led by Armstrong, but they also had the number one running back in the state in Malcolm Brown. Armstrong needed to step up into a bigger leadership role, but he realizes he can't do it alone.

"I know what it takes to get us to the level to win a state championship. I am more mature this year. We might me down in a game, but we need to stay level headed and keep working hard.

"As me being one of the leaders everyone pretty much looks up to me to do just that. They expect me to keep my cool and not blow up. I can't show frustration when things don't go right.

"We also need more than me to step up. We need multiple leaders. Last year there were more than one leader and that led to a championship. We all understood what it took to win the game."

In some recent updates Armstrong has come out and said that Southern Miss and Nebraska are his top two. Armstrong says that part of the reason those teams are his top two is because of the relationship he built with the coaches at each school.

"I have narrowed things down to those top two. Their programs stand out to me and just how I would fit in their program. They have stayed next to me throughout the entire process. They really want to know how I am doing and get to know me as a person."

Armstrong is set to visit Nebraska in the middle of September for the Washington game. While he is on the visit he wants to experience it all, fall asleep at night and see how he feels there in the morning. It's a drop in the bucket next to the next four to five years, but it's a good indicator.

"I just want to get up there to meet the players and talk to the coaches a little bit because I know that they will be busy. I really want to see what they have going.

"I want to watch the game, see how they warm up and how they function as a team. After that I want to go to sleep at night, wake up and see how it feels to wake up there. That will mean I feel comfortable there."

Armstrong isn't planning on possibly committing to Nebraska while he is on the visit right now, but people will not likely have to wait long once he returns home to find out where he's going. "I was hoping that I would go up there, see how it feels and come home to talk with my parents to see where I want to go."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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