Arik Armstead seemed all set to be headed to Cal before his future position line coach and current recruiter Tosh Lupoi departed for Washington. After that Armstead surveyed the situation, looked around for two weeks, and decided that the Oregon Ducks were his destination.
It's hard to fault Armstead for a decision where he'll be one of the most dominant linemen in the conference and almost assured of playing as soon as possible up in Eugene. He'll be one of the first big defensive recruits that Oregon has ever had, and he might turn loose as a defensive end in Nick Aliotti's aggressive schemes.
For those wondering about other reasons why Armstead might have picked the Ducks and more details about his recruitment.
Arik Armstead praises #Oregon's sports business program and Nike connections.— Dan Greenspan (@DanGreenspan) January 29, 2012
Arik Armstead says he will enroll at #Oregon in March.— Dan Greenspan (@DanGreenspan) January 29, 2012
To talk about Armstead and Oregon football recruiting, head on over to Addicted to Quack. To discuss Cal football recruiting, check out the California Golden Blogs. To learn more about Washington football recruiting, go to UW Dawg Pound. Also learn more about football recruiting at Auburn from Track Em Tigers; at USC from Conquest Chronicles; and at UCLA from Bruins Nation.
Arik Armstead on #Chip Kelly: "He was honest with me. They never talked bad about any other program. They recruited me without recruiting me— Dan Greenspan (@DanGreenspan) January 29, 2012