TJ Armstrong, a Pennsylvania linebacker, has picked up a UMass offer.
The news comes via Bob Lichtenfels, a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX, via Twitter:
Clarion (Pa.) linebacker T. J. Armstrong picked up an offer from #UMass today
— Bob Lichtenfels (@BobLichtenfels) May 22, 2012
According to Rivals, Armstrong also has offers from Temple and Buffalo. Scout has the same list. PennLive talked about Armstrong and noted that Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pitt, Purdue and West Virginia have shown interest. According to 247 Sports, Armstrong is a two-star recruit.
Armstrong was All-State as a freshman and junior and missed most of his sophomore year with a finger injury, according to his NCSA profile. Check out his highlights on the same page. The kid looks like he has a nose for the ball and getting into the backfield, which is reflected by the 123 tackles and 7 sacks he had last year.
Brandon Powell, an athlete from Deerfield Beach, Fl., just picked up a UMass offer. Powell mentioned the offer on Twitter. According to 247 Sports, UMass is the first team to offer. Powell is a 2014 recruit that plays both cornerback and wide receiver.