Introduction 2012: Arik Armstead

A look at the Elk Grove Pleasant Grove athlete, Arik Armstead, who's following in some big footsteps...


Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Metaphorically speaking it has for Pleasant Grove (PG) Varsity Football. Another Armstead has enrolled at PG and he comes with not just a pedigree, his bother Armond Armstead plays football for USC, but with sports credentials of his own. His name is Arik Armstead. Arik has decided to enroll at PG, transferring from Jesuit High School.

Arik Armstead has lit up the football camps this summer by grabbing the MVP title more than once. We're not talking about some fly by night sports camp, but some of the most elite camps anywhere in the country.

Arik also plays basketball, like his brother did, so we'll have the pleasure of watching him play that sport as well. Just a footnote on the basketball portion, Melic Thames, brother of Xavier Thames – currently playing at Washington State, will join Arik on the hard wood. PG definitely has a lot to look forward to for years to come, from those two athletes.


Can lightning strike twice in the same place? In fact, if the same conditions that caused the lightning to strike the first time still exist, it is just as likely to strike again. Watch out NorCal football. Arik Armstead is that second bolt of lightning about to rain down from the Armstead arsenal. Pleasant Grove High School Varsity Football is the recipient of that lightning strike – a very talented athlete. We look forward to watching Arik Armstead take command of the PG grid iron. His first Game will be against talented Lincoln of Stockton on September 11th.

Welcome to Pleasant Grove High School Football Arik. Welcome indeed!

Arik Armstead, on the right, joins his brother, Armond Armstead, as he is about to announce that he has committed to USC Football in 2007. A host of schools are already interested in Arik.

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