Over the weekend, UTSA reached out to Jared Armstrong of Mount Zion Prep (MD) as the staff looks to add a point guard to it's '16 class.
Associate Head Coach Mike Peck is the assistant tabbed with the recruitment of Armstrong and the two connected recently.
"He was saying that they're looking for a point guard, a real good one, just not any kind, one that could change the culture and the program," said Armstrong.
Before reaching out, Jared was fully aware of UTSA and it's fast rise through conferences and eventually landing in Conference USA. Calling them a solid program from their days in the Southland.
Currently, Armstrong is in his post-grad year at Mount Zion, so he has all four years of eligibility left and is a full qualifier. Because of his academic status, he's ready to enroll at the university of his choice at anytime. Prior to his arrival at Mt. Zion, he spent his senior year at Fork Union Academy in Virginia, and the rest of his high school days in Pennsylvania.
The 5'10" 170lb point guard, is very intrigued by the 'Runners. His talk with Coach Peck really made an impression on him.
"It's (UTSA) definitely an option. I'm open to everybody. I had a great conversation with Coach Peck, I'm just looking forward to hearing back from him, see what he has to say," says Armstrong.
At the moment, he's also getting interest from Iowa, Nicholls State and Pacific. With interest starting to pickup, he admits to not being in any rush, and is looking for a great coaching staff, and to eventually play in the NCAA tournament.
On the floor, Armstrong is definitely not the biggest, but he is long. In spite of being under six feet, he has a 6'10" wingspan and can do either, score or facilitate.
"I'm a very good passer, shooter, and I have a pull up game. Essentially I think I can do anything they ask me to do. That's the type of mindset I have and that's what I always try to do."
The 'Runners have at least one more scholarship spot open, and Armstrong is under full consideration. It can go either way. If UTSA does extend, he says it could lead him to a decision to commit, but at the same time, he still wants to get to know the rest of the coaching staff.
Armstrong is training with former 13 year NBA veteran, John Salmons and Ronald Moore.