Sanchez Excited to Play for the Bulls

Armando Sanchez was an early USF commit, and the quarterback/linebacker from Northeast HS made his official visit to USF this past weekend. Read on for all the details and highlights of his visit to Tampa. Only on

Armando Sanchez Profile


Quarterback/Linebacker Armando Sanchez from Northeast HS in St. Petersburg was the first defensive commit for the Bulls back in '07, and this past weekend, the All-County two-way prospect made his official visit to Tampa.

"It went good" said Sanchez, "I really liked getting a chance to really know about the school, the academics, and where everything was."


During the weekend visit, the 6'0-215 pound two-way player was hosted by USF quarterback Grant Gregory.


"My host was Grant Gregory. We're very similar and got along great."


After arriving in Tampa Friday, Sanchez spent the weekend touring the campus, the facilities, going to Busch Gardens and a lot of eating.


"Everything was great. We did a ton of eating. There was a lot of great food all weekend."


"I really liked going to Raymond James, We didn't get a chance to walk on the field because of a monster truck thing they had going on, but I've been there before and it's nice. I can't wait to play on it!"


Throughout the weekend Armando spent a lot of time talking with the different coaches.


"We talked about a lot of things, not necessarily about just the school, but like normal people just having a conversation. We talked about me playing linebacker, most likely at the WILL position.


Sanchez also got a chance to have a one-on one- with Coach Leavitt.


"He told me the stipulations of a scholarship, also all about how exciting being a USF football player can be and all the perks that go with it.


Sanchez's roommate for the weekend was quarterback/safety Orhian Johnson, from cross-town rival Boca Ciega.


""It was fine. There was no weirdness or anything like that. It was fun hanging out with him.


With a weekend full of activities what was the future Bull's favorite part?


"I really liked just getting a chance to go out with the players and seeing what else there is besides football and school. Everything there was very unique and relaxed."


Now that it's the off season, Sanchez who Benches 265, squats 520, and runs a 40 in the high 4.5 range, plans do to a lot of training before he gets to Tampa.


"I'm going to do a lot of lifting, working out, and a lot of running. I'm not playing any other sports, so I can concentrate on everything I need to do to get ready

Armando said the visit was great and got him familiar with life at USF, he also plans on stopping by the Bulls practice this spring.

"I'm going to come up during the spring, watch practice and get a feel for everything that's going on. Try to learn as much as I can before I get there.

Tampa was the first and last visit for the future Bull, and he's more then happy with that.

 "I'm very excited it's all almost over, and in a few weeks I'll be on the next USF Roster!"

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