Isaiah Armstrong is a 6-foot-2 193 pound cornerback who made a verbal commitment yesterday to play for the BYU football team this fall (Class of 2016):
I’m very honored to announce that I have committed to play for #BYUfootball this fall! Go cougs!! ⚪️🔵⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/1YVqvOxftr
— Isaiah Armstrong (@IA8__) May 18, 2016
Armstrong played last season at Riverside City College (CA), where he appeared in eight games and had 19 total tackles (13 solo), five pass break-ups, one fumble recovery, and three interceptions (all in the same game). As a freshman qualifier Armstrong is immediately eligible to play for the Cougars without having to sit out a year as a JC transfer.
Armstrong prepped at Redlands East Valley High School (CA), where as a senior he had 58 tackles (40 solo), seven pass deflections, two fumble recoveries, one blocked field goal, and THIRTEEN (not a typo) interceptions, which broke the school single season and career records. One of those picks was returned for a touchdown. His 13 picks also broke the Inland Southern California for interceptions in a single season. He was selected as the All-Area Defensive Player of the Year and to the Division II First-team.
Armstrong had scholarship offers to Army and Navy out of High School but failed to qualify academically and ended up at RCC, where he was able to bring his grades back up to qualify for D1 programs. He was also recruited by Sacramento State and UC-Davis.
|Hometown:||Redlands, California||High School:||Redlands East Valley|
|Class:||2016||HT/WT:||6’2”, 193 lbs.|
|[usrlist Rivals:2 Scout:2 ESPN:2 avg=”true”]||Offers: Army, BYU, Navy|
- Isaiah Armstrong breaking records for REV football – Daily Bulletin, December 3, 2014
- All-Area Football: REV’s Armstrong chosen Defensive Player of the Year – Kyle Glaser, The Press Enterprise, January 2, 2015
- Athlete spotlight: Isaiah Armstrong, Redlands East Valley – Redlands Daily Facts, December 11, 2014
Isaiah Armstrong is a recruit for the BYU Class of 2016. For a comprehensive list of all of BYU’s c/o ’16 recruits and commitments click here. If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.