Armstead has Husky offer

The Washington coaching staff has been busy the past couple of weeks. After the May evaluation period, the coaches came back to campus and decided on some new players to offer. One of those deemed good enough was Pleasant Grove DT Armond Armstead and spoke to him recently about recruiting and his summer plans.

"I got offered by Washington last week," Armstead said. "Coach (Bob) Simmons and I talk all the time and I really like him a lot. He's a great guy, really cool, and I really feel comfortable talking to him."

The offer from the Huskies joins offers from Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Arizona State, Arizona, Texas A&M and Nebraska and the big man from Elk Grove, California is hearing from UCLA and USC as well.

"I went to the UCLA half-day camp (Saturday) and I felt I did really well," Armstead said. "USC said if I do well at their camp, they'll probably offer me so I really hope to do well there."

Armstead is a versatile player who could end up at either defensive end or defensive tackle. He doesn't have a preference for either position as long as he gets to hit someone.

"I love playing defense," Armstead said. "I could play end or tackle. Both have their pluses. I love the intensity of tackle and I really like getting after the quarterback, so either spot is good for me."

Armstead plans to take some unofficial visits this summer before his season starts and, even though he's been to Washington there is a chance he could still head north for another visit.

"I was up there for the UCLA basketball game when they had one of their junior days," Armstead said. "My dad and I went up there and I really liked the campus and the game was off the hook.

"The team played well and the fans really got into it. The coaches were great to meet with and talk to as well."

Armstead didn't give a timeline on a commitment, but said his original plans were to commit before his senior season.

"I'd like to decide before my season, but that's not for sure," Armstead said. "It would make things a lot easier on me my senior year, but if it doesn't work out it doesn't work out."

We'll have more from Armstead as summer gets underway.

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