Oklahoma Sooners: Arik Armstead

Video: Recruiting Nation 411

January, 12, 2012

Michele Steele and ESPN Regional Coordinators Jaime Newberg, Dave Hooker, Damon Sayles, Jared Shanker and Mitch Sherman take you through the latest news on the college football recruiting scene.

ESPNU150 West breakdown 

October, 20, 2011
It’s the year of the offensive lineman
There hasn’t this many talented offensive linemen in the West in the last decade and that’s definitely reflected in the ESPNU 150. There are 11 players from the West ranked among the top 100 players in the nation and six are offensive linemen, including the top two players in the region.

Arik Armstead (Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove) is the top-rated player in the West and comes in at No. 15. He actually wants to play defensive end in college, but his upside at the tackle position is off the charts.

OU commits stay put in new ESPNU 150 

October, 20, 2011
Even though his senior season hasn’t been what he’s hoped for, it hasn’t hurt running back Alex Ross (Jenks, Okla./Jenks) in the ESPNU 150.

Ross, an Oklahoma verbal commit, remains the highest-ranked Oklahoma commit in the list at No. 39 as the newest edition was released Thursday morning. Ross has been sidelined for most of the season with ankle and collarbone injuries.

Joining Ross as the other OU commits in the list is wide receiver Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma City/Heritage Hall) at No. 57, receiver Durron Neal (St. Louis/De Smet) at No. 61 and center Ty Darlington (Apopka, Fla./Apopka) at No. 98.

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Oklahoma offers OT Arik Armstead 

October, 18, 2011
A few days ago, Arik Armstead (Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove) decommitted from USC. The idea was to open things up to see what other schools might jump in to the picture, who didn’t feel they had a realistic chance prior to the de-commitment.

It didn’t take long for schools to actively jump on Armstead, as three heavyweight programs have offered the lineman in the last 24 hours.

“Texas, Oregon and Oklahoma have all offered,” Gus Armstead, Arick's father said. “The one school that hasn’t offered yet that we’re still waiting on is LSU. Hopefully, they’ll come through, but this is exciting. It’s what we were looking for when Arik de-committed. The more options the better right now, so it’s all good.”

Armstead will take his first official visit to Notre Dame this weekend.

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