Some of you may already have heard: Elk Grove’s Arik Armstead plans to announce his college decision on Sunday at 3 p.m. at his family’s church. Here’s a more detailed report from the Sacramento Bee.
The 6-8, 295-pound offensive tackle/defensive end (and basketball power forward) has had home visits this week from Cal, Washington, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Auburn. Surprised the 49ers haven’t stopped by.
The significance of Armstead making his announcement on Sunday could be the influence it has on other recruits, particularly safety Shaq Thompson of Grant HS in Sacramento. The two have apparently become close in recent weeks and some believe they may wind up at the same place.
UPDATE: Joe Davidson of the Bee — busiest man in Sacto — reports that Shaq Thompson is down to Cal, UW and Oregon. Said the UCLA trip is off.
A little informed guesswork by Davidson on his twitter account: “Getting asked right and left,so if I had to guess-speculate…Shaq-Armstead go to Cal and WoW the Old Blues.”