Armstrong is N!

It didn't take long for Tommy Armstrong to sort it all out. Armstrong got home at 10:30 P.M. last night from a long weekend up in Lincoln for an official visit. Armstrong didn't want to do any interviews and said that he would make his decision on Monday. Well, at 7:47 A.M., just nine hours after he got home last night, he had made up his mind.

Nebraska has picked up their signal caller for the 2011-12 recruiting class. Tommy Armstrong, from Cibolo (Texas) Steele, texted Big Red Report about his decision.

"I am going to attend the University of Nebraska," Armstrong said.

Armstrong becomes the seventh known commitment for the 2011-12 class and joins wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp, tight end Sam Cotton and offensive lineman Paul Thurston on the offensive side of the ball in the class.

"I think his commitment is really important for Nebraska going forward," said National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers. "They need to keep a recruiting base in all the major states. Even with the move to the Big Ten, they have been able to go into a place like San Antonio, Texas and pull out guys like Aaron Green last year and Armstrong this year."

Tommy Armstrong finished his junior season with around 1,600 yards passing with 24 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also had around 600 yards on the ground with eight rushing touchdowns. He says he can bench 265-pounds and squat 415.

"I can do a lot with the ball if there's no one open," Armstrong has stated. "I can move and scramble and throw the ball well on the run. I've been improving my passing game a lot and I'm still working on being more patient in the pocket and letting plays develop. I want to be a more efficient passer."

Powers agrees with the self assessment.

"What's hurting him is his height and size, otherwise he's one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the country.

"People are going to make the comparison to Jamal Turner because they are both athletic, but I think Armstrong is more of a pure passer than he gets credit for. He's smart with the football, but does have that athleticism in the ground game.

"The thing about Jamal Turner, if I had the rankings to do all over again, I would probably have him at wide receiver. His situation was going to be completely dictated with who was on the depth chart at the next level. With Tommy Armstrong, he's a true quarterback and will end up playing the quarterback position unless something really odd happens."

Edited by Josh Harvey

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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