Arik Armstead says his recruitment is still wide open but his brother, Armond, plays at Southern Cal and Armstead is strongly considering playing football and basketball in college so some programs might make more sense than others.
The 2012 prospect from Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove certainly won't be short on options.
Armstead, a 6-foot-7, 265-pound defensive tackle, said USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Oregon State have already offered.
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Many believe the Trojans and Bruins are favorites but Armstead said at the recent Palo Alto NIKE Camp that he's still reviewing all schools and hasn't come up with a list of top teams just yet.
"I don't know," Armstead said.
"I'm trying to just gather information so I can make the best decision. The Pac-10 is a good conference, that's where I grew up dreaming of playing, but I just have to see and take some visits. I'm just taking in information."
It might be way too early for Armstead to make any kind of decision only because so many other programs are showing interest.
He said Florida, Florida State, Cal, Stanford, Oregon, Texas A&M and Washington State have all reached out to him so Armstead is in a position to just sit back, keep working hard and not be forced into any kind of early decision as schools clamor for his services.
"I'm just trying to stay working and don't lose motivation," Armstead said.