November 29, 2009

Hard hitting linebacker has Army at the top of his list.

It doesn't matter which side of the ball Aaron Armstrong (A.J.) is on, he is a very active and physical player.

The 6-foot-1, 225 pound linebacker-fullback has narrowed his list of schools down to two colleges. As it stands right now, Army and Wisconsin are at the top of my list and I'm looking to set-up official visits with the Black Knights and the Badgers," shares Armstrong.

The hard hitting Armstrong is out of Neenah (Wisc.) Neenah High School and pick up his offer from Army last week after making his way to West Point for an unofficial visit, as Army hosted VMI.

"It was very exciting and interesting," Armstrong declared. "They have a big stadium; great facilities … actually they (facilities) were the best I have seen. I've seen a lot of the Big Ten, like Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, Wisconsin but Army is the best I have seen."

Armstrong is recruiting by Army's special team coach, Coach Joe Ross and is looking to schedule his official visit sometime after the Christmas Holidays.

Contrary to having been to the West Point campus just once, the native of Wisconsin is very familiar the surroundings at the University of Wisconsin. "I've been there on several unofficial visits, plenty of games and they have offered me as a preferred walk-on," states Armstrong.

Armstrong is a solid student, who currently maintains a 3.3 GPA at Neenah High School, where it is an established advanced class-college prep curriculum school. "Our school has a challenging curriculum and I'm definitely motivated to do well in college because I know that's where it counts," says the student-athlete. "Especially a school like West Point where it's the number one school according to Forbes and I plan on pursuing business and they have a very good business school.

For the season, Armstrong compiled 107 tackles and rushed for approximately 667 yard (5.4 yard avg.).

Army is recruiting him as an athlete, where Armstrong could end up on either side of the ball … linebacker or fullback.

"Army's offense fits me well versus the traditional pro style fullback," says Armstrong. "The fullback does a lot of blocking, but they also get the ball a lot. That is what separates me from typical fullback … I can carry the ball, I'm elusive, quick and I have good vision and their offense is appropriate for my attributes.

Defensively I like their "D" they run and we run multiple set defenses at my high school and I could see myself fitting in as a middle linebacker in the defense."

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to stay in touch with Aaron Armstrong throughout his recruiting process.


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