Last season, his first as a starting QB, Armin Day of Eldorado High School had a breakout season throwing for 2,547 yards and 36 TDs. Beyond these gaudy numbers, Day was coldly efficient completing 65% of his passes against only six interceptions. To boot, Day rushed for 221 yards and four TDs. These numbers helped propel the Eagles to the 5A state championship game where Day's Eagles lost to Las Cruces 26-21. Day is realistic about his team realizing Eldorado, "lost a lot of seniors." On the other hand Day also points out that All-State running back Gary Maestas, a 1,200 plus, 25 catch playmaker returns, as does Willie Pounds, one of the top linemen in New Mexico for the class of 2011. Day, also feels receiver Nick Schnedar, a senior to be, will have a solid season.
Day thinks and his stats confirm, his strength as a QB is his ability keep calm and make smart decisions. With Day at the helm, look for Eldorado to spread it out a little more, allowing Day to make more decisions in the passing game and get the ball to Maestas in space. Spreading the ball not only plays to the strength of Maestas and Day, but it should give an inexperienced offensive line some relief. In the spread package, the 6-1 198 pound Day may be asked to run the ball more and as such he has been working hard on his speed this offseason.
Currently, Day holds no offers, but hopes to gain some attention going to camps this spring and summer. Currently, Day plans two trips to Boulder, Colorado as he will attend the Nike combine as well as camp at Colorado. Day also plans on making a trip the east coast hoping to attend camp at either Cornell or Columbia.
Although he has no offers, Day says he is being contacted by Oregon, the University of New Mexico and Ivy League schools. Taking three AP courses and sporting a 4.37 GPA, the Ivy League may be a viable option for Day. Next week, Day will take the ACT for the first time.