It never slows down . . .
– Just got off the phone with Guss Armstead, Arik’s father, who confirmed that Cal, USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Auburn has made visits this week and Oregon and Washington will be at the house today.
“Today is the last day,” Guss Armstead said. “He’s still considering all the people. There have been a lot of different things involved with the schools, movement going on in different places that changes things. You’ve just got to adjust to it.
“Once this week’s visits are over he will be clear on what he wants to decide.”
Guss Armstead said his son’s ability to enroll for the spring semester at various schools (but not at others because the deadline may have passed) will not be the decisive factor in his choice. He also said the ultimate destination of big brother Armond Armstead — finishing the school at USC but planning to transfer — will have minimal impact on Arik’s decision.
“Arik is trying to figure out his own situation,” Guss Armstead said. “They’re kind of dealing with their own situations right now.”
– Greg Biggins of ESPN is reporting that Oregon’s Chip Kelly has an afternoon home visit with safety Shaq Thompson, and that Cal and UW are in tonight. He also reports that Thompson now plans to make a signing day announcement. That wasn’t the case Wednesday. Or so we’re told.
– Various sources are reporting this list of prospects will make Cal campus visits this weekend: CB Brandon Beaver (Dominguez-Compton), LB Markuss Eligwe (Stone Mountain, Ga), WR Chris Harper (Crespi-Encino), WR Bryce Treggs (St. John Bosco-Bellflower), DB/RB Damariay Drew (Livermore), LB Michal Barton (De La Salle-Concord) and C Matt and OT Aaron Cochran (Buhach Colony-Atwater). Check out https://twitter.com/#!/CalBearReporter/status/162434131442139136