Quarterback Or Bust For Armstrong

An accurate dual-threat quarterback from the Lone Star State, Cibolo (TX) Steele athlete Tommy Armstrong is poised to set the competition ablaze come his senior year. The only question is, will it matter? With many colleges looking at him as an athlete, Armstrong contends that his a quarterback through and through.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"No sir."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"Not really much. They've just been sending me letters and informing me on their season. I recently got one today and they were just letting me know that they were interested in me."

Have you had any contact with coaches or anything like that?

"No sir. I haven't had a call or anything like that."

How often would you say you receive mail from them?

"Probably one or two letters a week."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"Right now, I feel the same way about other schools. Yeah, I'm interested, but I still have to go and take a visit and talk to the coaches and see how everything is. I'm open to talking to other schools."

Is there anything about Oregon the captures your interest in them?

"The only thing I really know about Oregon is that they have a good program and they're a young team."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm pretty much an outgoing player. I'm not afraid to speak my mind. If things are going wrong, I like to make sure everyone is alright."

Is there anyone at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"I wouldn't say (there is), but most of my teammates call me 'Cam Newton', but I don't see myself as him though. I try to be the best person I possibly can, but I don't really compare myself to no one. I just try to perform the best I can."

What are you looking for in a program?

"The big thing I'm looking for is a college that is looking for me to play quarterback and that isn't really thinking, 'Well if this isn't gonna work out, we're gonna put you here or there.' I'm looking for a program that is strictly on trying to make me a quarterback and trying to make me the best I can be."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Right now, I have no clue of what I want to study. I'm trying to figure that out as my senior year comes so I can have everything prepared for when I graduate."

Do you hold any offers at this point?

"I hold one offer from TCU."

Do you have a top list of schools that you have heard from or would like to hear from?

"Right now I don't know all of the schools that are looking at me, but my coaches tell me it's a lot. Texas and Oklahoma State are looking at me, but they're just looking at me as an athlete. I'm not saying that that's a good thing or a bad thing, I'm just looking for a school that wants me as a quarterback and that can try to make me the best quarterback that I can possibly be."

Is distance a factor for you at all?

"I'm pretty much open. As long as -- like I said before -- I'm able to do it like I've done it the past five or six years playing quarterback, distance really doesn't matter."

What's your schedule for the next few months? Are you planning on going to any camps? Junior Days? Unofficial visits?

"I'm planning on going to a couple of Junior Days. I haven't decided on which ones I want to go to yet, but I've been talking to my dad and in the next couple of months we'll decide what Junior Days I want to go to and that's about it. I'm gonna be working in the offseason most of the time."

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