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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Junior closing on 100 percent health, offers

By Jared Shanker

CLEVES, Ohio -- Detroit Loyola offensive tackle KaJohn Armstrong is close to being back to 100 percent, and he feels the offers will come once that happens.

The 6-foot-4, 272-pound Armstrong suffered an ankle injury in the state title game, and he said he is about 85 percent healthy. Doctors said he will be back to 100 percent way before the season begins.

Michigan State could be the first to offer Armstrong once the staff can check his ankle out.

“Basically I’m expecting an offer -- my recruiting coach said they do want to offer me -- but they just want to make sure my foot is healed from the injury and my foot is showing progress,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong might have to take part in a camp to earn a Spartans offer just to make sure there are no ill effects from the injury.

“They like my size,” he said. “They just want to see me, see how I move my feet and how quick I am and how I move my hands.

There are no early favorites for Armstrong, who is still looking for his first offer. However, the Spartans are impressing.

“It’s a great program, good academics and great football -- those are two things I look for in a school,” Armstrong said. “But I can’t picture at any school just yet because I want to make my final decision at the end of my senior year. By then I’ll have everything figured out.”