Armstead Gaining Momentum

Millville (N.J.) running back RyQuell Armstead has two junior days down in a busy March and continues to gain attention. Armstead visited both Rutgers and Temple in March, and broke down the latest with

Rutgers and Temple were the latest stops for Millville (N.J.) running back Ryquell Armstead, who looks to follow in the footsteps of 2014 teammate Antoine White at the FBS level.

Armstead was one of the key faces at an underclassman visitor day at Rutgers, where gaining information was key.

"I learned a lot about the head coach [Kyle Flood]," Armstead said. "I didn't really know who he was before. He cares for his players more than, like, the average coach. They're basically a family at Rutgers. They do everything together. One of their main beliefs is family. Forget about me, I love you, is what they say. Don't be selfish and play for each other."

Armstead received an in-depth look at the program, and enjoyed the final home basketball game of the year against a ranked Cincinnati opponent.

"It was good fan support," he said. "I've been to a Penn State football game, and when I went to the basketball game, it was the same kind of thing. It was just love."

The coaching staff spent 1-on-1 time with Armstead and his family. He also enjoyed a look at the Hale Center facilities.

"I learned a lot about their campus," he said. "I saw their locker room and their weight room and was amazed. I loved the weight room system and the coaches there. I loved their conditioning coach.

"My mom asked about an offer and they said they'd have to watch my film again and talk about it. I don't know. We just talked about random stuff, about life. They want me to come back for their camp."

Armstead followed up with a Temple visit for junior day the next week. The Owls have already offered the speedy 6-foot, 180-pound tailback.

Armstead also holds an offer from Old Dominion.

"I love the head coaches at both of them," he said. "It means a lot that they wanted to offer me. Temple's junior day was good. I felt like it was really good. The big thing was my parents enjoyed it. Everyone had a good time. I liked it overall."

Penn State is also involved in the recruitment of Armstead. Armstead visited for the Nebraska game in 2013, where his former teammate White is enrolled this spring.

"I like them," he said. "Since my friend is there, that's cool. I want to go somewhere where I already know some people and I feel comfortable. I enjoyed about my visit."

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