Update (2/3/2016): Trevion Armstrong has signed to Nevada.
Coming off of a successful season with Trinity Episcopal School, Trevion Armstrong is capturing the interest of several colleges across the nation with his improved productivity on the field.
“I think it was probably one of my best seasons in football and in my life,” Armstrong said. “I felt quicker and faster with me losing about 20 pounds from the year before.”
The 6-foot-4-inch junior wide receiver from Chesterfield, Virginia, finished his junior season with close to 60 catches, attributing it to his hard work.
“I’m not the fastest guy that plays outside, so with that I’ve really been working hard on my route running,” he said.
Armstrong described himself as an active and productive receiver.
“I would say that I run pretty good routes and I can create separation pretty well,” Armstrong said. “I’m pretty physical and I can just go get the ball.”
As active as Armstrong has been, he explained one of his biggest weaknesses is staying concentrated on the field.
“I have moments sometimes where I can lose concentration or lose sight of the ball when I try to make a move too quick or stuff like that,” he explained. “That’s the little stuff that I’ve been trying to work on.”
Armstrong has received offers from schools across the nation from teams in the Big Ten, ACC and Big East to name a few. Schools like Temple, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Nevada have started knocking on Armstrong’s door.
“Things are going pretty good, but recruiting nowadays kind of gets a little slow,” he explained. “Coaches are starting to take their time more now with guys de-committing so quickly. Things are much slower this year than it was last year, but things are going pretty good.”
From the schools that have offered and shown interest in Armstrong, two of them have quickly made their way to the top of his selection.
“Illinois and Pitt: those two schools stick out to me the most because those are the coaches that I talk to basically every day,” Armstrong said. “I talk to Coach Salem from Pitt if not every day then every other day. I also talk to Coach Bellamy from Illinois and Coach Tom Brattan who actually used to coach for Maryland.”
Aside from football, Armstrong named education as a major factor in his decision process.
“I’m thinking about majoring in sports management or sports marketing,” he said. “That was something that stood out me about Illinois because they have a nice sports marketing program there.”
He mentioned that if he couldn’t play sports he would want to at least be able to work in the field.
Even though Armstrong knows what he wants in a school and what he has to improve on, he has not ruled out any school yet. He has decided to hold out on making a final decision until next season.
“I’ve just been taking it day-by-day and if a school offers, they offer,” he said. “I probably won’t start thinking about it until the season starts.”
For Armstrong, maturity has played a vital influence in his development as a player on his recruitment journey.
“When I was younger playing varsity my freshman year, I always wanted the ball in my hands,” Armstrong said. “But now I’m much more of a team player and I understand the concept of an offense and what it takes to win.”
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