The Horned Frogs have had a ton of success with defensive players out of Louisiana, and on Wednesday, they secured the services of another great one.
Da’Veawn Armstrong wasn’t a name we were hearing much about heading into the week, but by Wednesday, he had made his commitment official to the Frogs.
At 6’, he has ideal size for the safety position, but the two-way player was a late arrival on the recruiting scene. With offers from 15 schools, including Mississippi State, SMU, Purdue, and Boise State, Armstrong isn’t an unknown, but he was certainly a late-bloomer who the Frogs uncovered just a month ago.
A 3* prospect and top 50 player in the state, Armstrong has the speed and strength to excel at the Power Five level. Playing in Gary Patterson’s system should be a boon for someone who believes he can do a little bit of everything in the secondary. “I feel like I have a little bit of everything in me,” Armstead said. “I have a big role with this defense and I’m the leader, too. I feel like I spark the defense. They look up to me.”
Armstrong got it done in a variety of ways for his Central High School team (Baton Rouge), racking up tackles, PBUs, and interceptions as a senior — highlighted by a three pick game in October. He has great closing speed and seeks out contact as a tackler, something sure to earn him favor among Frog fans.
Welcome to the fam, Da’Veawn!