Washington (D.C.) Dunbar is home to Rivals250 defensive tackle Reggie Ellis in 2008. The school has a handful of other recruits receiving interest and one of those has picked up a scholarship already in 6-foot-1, 181-pound athlete Jharron Armstrong.
"I got an offer from Syracuse about three weeks ago," he said. "It's a pretty good offer. I like that they are my first. I know a little bit about their program because my former teammate Brandon Gilbeaux goes there and coach Jeffries has talked to me a bit about their college too. I've watched them play a couple times, but I still don't know that much. I do plan to visit there sometime in the future."
While Syracuse is the first college to pull the trigger, a variety of others are interested.
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"I've gotten stuff from Connecticut, Michigan State, Akron, New Hampshire, Maryland and a few others," he said. "I'd say my favorites are Virginia Tech and Maryland.
"Both of those schools are powerhouse programs and they are in the local area. I get a fair amount of mail from Maryland and they stop by my school and talk to the coaches. I am supposed to go to Maryland for camp and possibly an unofficial visit. As for Virginia Tech, I'm hoping to hear more. I've only gotten a questionnaire from them."
With a handful of schools already looking, what does Armstrong want out of a college?
"Mostly I'm looking for a scholarship and playing time," he said. "I want to go somewhere I know I'll have a chance of winning and then academics are big too. Location is not really a factor for me."
The D.C. athlete plans to head to the Rutgers Nike Camp this spring and will take an unofficial visit to the school while in the New Jersey area.
Last season Armstrong accounted for 500 yards of offense and five touchdowns. He added 65 tackles and six interceptions on his way to all-league, all-DCIAA and honorable mention all-metro honors.