Posted by Bryan Fischer
With Nebraska's move into the Big Ten, several were concerned that the Cornhuskers pipeline to Texas recruits would start to dry up. While the school hasn't been burning up the recruiting trail in terms of quantity of commitments, they are keeping their connections to the Lone Star state alive and well.
The latest commitment to the program is proof of that, as Nebraska picked up a verbal pledge from Cibolo (Texas) quarterback Tommy Armstrong.
"It just felt like home, the community, they really welcomed me there and I got a long with the coaches and the players and all that very well," Armstrong told HuskerOnline.com. "I felt comfortable there. My dad enjoyed it and we had a great time. I knew I could picture myself spending the next four to five years of my life there."
Armstrong held offers from Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oregon and TCU among others before choosing Nebraksa after his official visit for the Washington game this weekend. One of the key reasons he committed was the similarities in the offensive scheme in college with what he runs in high school.
"It's pretty much everything is just like our team, everything is about each and every individual on offense, from the wide receiver to running backs to quarterbacks, everybody has their part," Armstrong said. "I believe I can fit in well with their system because we do the same stuff with our offense. I can do what (Taylor) Martinez does and I can lead the team."
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound signal-caller is the seventh verbal commitment for the Huskers' class of 2012. He threw for 1,343 yards and rushed for over 500 yards last season while leading his team to a state championship.
"He shows outstanding footwork, accuracy, and a good arm," MaxPreps analyst Tom Lemming said of Armstrong. "He's very comfortable throwing the ball from the pocket but does an awful lot of damage when being chased and finding open receivers. He shows good throwing mechanics and is very good in short to medium range passes."
Armstrong is rated as the 13th best dual-threat quarterback in the country.