One of the surprise visitors to Saturday's Junior Day at Florida State was 2018 offensive tackle Christian Armstrong out of Warner Robins (GA) High School, who arrived in Tallahassee with no FBS scholarship offers. However, that had changed by the time he left FSU as the Seminoles gave Armstrong his first offer.
"It was actually surprising," Armstrong replied when asked how it felt to get that offer, "because I wasn't coming here expecting an offer. The fact that they offered me really caught me off guard."
In all likelihood, Florida State was the first team to offer him due to his 6,4, 310 pound frame even though he is still in his sophomore year of high school. Armstrong said that he spent time both with offensive line coach Rick Trickett and head coach Jimbo Fisher but that the offer came from Fisher.
When he was asked about what the offer did to his interest in coming to Florida State, Armstrong quickly stated, "It definitely puts them on my list. Especially coming off this visit, it really showed their expectations and I really enjoyed myself."
As is often the case, one offer from a program of a certain prestige like FSU could very well trigger a series of offers from surrounding schools in the coming months. That being said, it seems beneficial for the Seminoles that they got out ahead in the pursuit of Armstrong.