May 13, 2011

Armstead Opines

In the span of about two weeks, Port Arthur Memorial left tackle Tre-Von Armstead went from being a curious Division I college recruit to a serious to Division I college recruit to a committed player to the Baylor football program.

That's a pretty amazing two weeks.

"It was hectic,'' Armstead said. "But there's a lot of pressure off of me for doing this. I feel really excited about being committed to Baylor. It means a lot.''

Armstead, who became Baylor's eighth commitment on May 12, is the second interior lineman of the 2012 class. He joins Athens Cameron Bailey. Verbal commitments are non-binding. The first day a recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 1, 2012.

Of course, he is the second player from Memorial to commit to coach Art Briles program. Quarterback/athlete Terrance Singleton committed to the Bears on April 27.

Baylor is recruiting Armstead as a tackle. The soon-to-be three-year starter for coach Kenny Harrison's program is flexible on either side but said he will concentrate at left tackle and protect Singleton's blind side. He said he is focusing this spring on his hands.

At 6-6, 270, Armstead said he committed to the Bears after the relationship he had with coach Carlton Buckels Follow up discussions with co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Randy Clements appeared to strengthen the relationship.

While other offers streamed in from other BCS and Conference USA programs, Armstead kept going back to how fast Baylor moved. Plus, he came to find peace with the decision when he discussed everything with his parents, Elizabeth and Carl.

"They were definitely interested in the and that surprised me,'' Armstead said. "I looked at them on the internet and I just felt like that was a good place. I had a good conversation with coach Briles when I told him.''

Like many of Baylor's recruits and commits, Armstead came away impressed with the Bears' having two first-round draft choices in the recent NFL draft.

His athleticism is noted but he shows raw strength with a 430 squad and a 270 power clean. He is awaiting the results of the SAT he took on May 7.

Above all, Armstead knows he is in a very fortunate position.

"I'm a man of my word, and I'm sticking to Baylor,'' he said. "The first thing I want to do is get my degree, get a [Big 12] championship and hopefully go to the NFL. I'm going to study kinesiology because I want to coach when I'm done with the game.''




In the span of about two weeks, Port Arthur Memorial left tackle Tre-Von Armstead went from being a curious Division I college recruit to a serious to Division I college recruit to a committed player to the Baylor football program.

That's a pretty amazing two weeks.

"It was hectic,'' Armstead said. "But there's a lot of pressure off of me for doing this. I feel really excited about being committed to Baylor. It means a lot.''

Armstead, who became Baylor's eighth commitment on May 12, is the second interior lineman of the 2012 class. He joins Athens Cameron Bailey. Verbal commitments are non-binding. The first day a recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 1, 2012.

Of course, he is the second player from Memorial to commit to coach Art Briles program. Quarterback/athlete Terrance Singleton committed to the Bears on April 27.

Baylor is recruiting Armstead as a tackle. The soon-to-be three-year starter for coach Kenny Harrison's program is flexible on either side but said he will concentrate at left tackle and protect Singleton's blind side. He said he is focusing this spring on his hands.

At 6-6, 270, Armstead said he committed to the Bears after the relationship he had with coach Carlton Buckels Follow up discussions with co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Randy Clements appeared to strengthen the relationship.

While other offers streamed in from other BCS and Conference USA programs, Armstead kept going back to how fast Baylor moved. Plus, he came to find peace with the decision when he discussed everything with his parents, Elizabeth and Carl.

"They were definitely interested in the and that surprised me,'' Armstead said. "I looked at them on the internet and I just felt like that was a good place. I had a good conversation with coach Briles when I told him.''

Like many of Baylor's recruits and commits, Armstead came away impressed with the Bears' having two first-round draft choices in the recent NFL draft.

His athleticism is noted but he shows raw strength with a 430 squad and a 270 power clean. He is awaiting the results of the SAT he took on May 7.

Above all, Armstead knows he is in a very fortunate position.

"I'm a man of my word, and I'm sticking to Baylor,'' he said. "The first thing I want to do is get my degree, get a [Big 12] championship and hopefully go to the NFL. I'm going to study kinesiology because I want to coach when I'm done with the game.''


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