Three-star WR John Armstrong likes 3

Three-star athlete John Armstrong (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) is having a good start to his senior season, but last week's 31-18 loss to Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips has the 5-foot-7, 170-pound senior hoping for one more shot.

"We still haven't been able to get those guys," Armstrong said. "Hopefully we'll get one more chance against them in the playoffs."

Armstrong has seen an increase this season in the attention he receives from opposing defenses. It makes sense after he burned the opposition for more than 1,100 yards rushing and 600 yards receiving last season.

"I'm getting doubled a lot when I split out as a receiver and I'm dealing with a spy on pretty much every play," Armstrong said. "It's a nice show of respect but I'll start making the big plays soon."

Armstrong has also been a hot name on the recruiting trail, and he said three schools stand out to him.

"I have visits in the works for three schools -- Wake Forest, Duke and Illinois -- I still don't have the dates set but that will be happening shortly," he said. "Those three programs are recruiting me the hardest and stay in touch the most.

"They all have coaching staffs that I like and offensive schemes that are a good fit for me. And they are strong academic programs. After those three I'd say South Alabama and Cincinnati are hanging around."

Armstrong is being recruited as a slot receiver and return specialist. He likes to consider himself a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to offense. He can play running back or receiver and he's willing to stay in on pass protection when necessary.

"I just love the game, so I try to learn as much as possible," he said.

While the senior doesn't have the dates for his official visits set yet, he said he might attend the UCF-Florida International game this weekend to see his cousin, UCF wide receiver Quincy McDuffie. Armstrong has the option of graduating early and enrolling at the school of his choice in January.