May 24, 2007

NIKE Camp standout gets Arizona offer

One of the most impressive big men at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto, Calif., last Saturday was without question defensive tackle/tight end/offensive tackle Armond Armstead who according to his coach Joe Cattolico he measured at 6-foot-5 and half and weighed in at 287.

That wasn't the only thing he was impressive at, he also stood out in drills and was almost impossible to stop during the one-on-one drill. He showed good quickness for his size and moved well.

Armstead plays for a school that has only been in existence for three years and he will be part of the first senior class in the school history. Even though he played on a team with only sophomores and juniors, he still earned all-league honors after accounting for 49 tackles and one sack.

"Armond is very athletic for a big man," Cattolico said. "He played defensive tackle, offensive tackle, tight end and football for us as a junior. He will play more tight end as a senior so can use his size advantage over the opposition.

"Armond already has offers from Nevada, Fresno State and San Diego State," Cattolico said. "I'll let you in on a scoop, Arizona called and told me they are going to offer him today.

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