AUBURN, Ala. — Christian Armstrong was one of Auburn’s biggest spectators during the team’s first spring scrimmage.
The 6-foot-5 offensive lineman from Warner Robins (Ga.) made his second unofficial visit to the Plains since the start of 2017. Armstrong, who’s being recruited by the Tigers at offensive tackle, was impressed by the team’s offensive line in the Jordan-Hare Stadium scrimmage.
Likewise, he likes what Auburn is selling him on the recruiting trail.
“I like Auburn. They’re moving in the right direction as far as they’ll be a national power next. That’s one thing I like about them,” Armstrong said. “The offense as a whole, you see a lot more passing than you did last year. But they still ran the ball really well. The offensive line did a good job protecting the quarterback and run game-wise yet.”
Armstrong also holds offers from Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Penn State and South Carolina. He referenced Florida State, Tennessee and Penn State — along with Auburn — as the schools heavily in the mix.
He hasn’t created a top list of schools yet, but Auburn continues to be a factor. Armstrong hopes to make a decision before the start of his senior season.
“I don’t have a leaderboard just yet, but I really like Auburn,” Armstrong said. “I probably need to visit some more schools, some schools I haven’t been to yet, some schools I’ve been but want to go to again. I need to meet the staff of some schools.”
Armstrong communicates with offensive line coach Herb Hand on a daily basis. That relationship has played a big role in Armstrong’s early Auburn interest.
He plans to return at least once before he makes a decision.
“Coach Hand, he’s a real personal guy. He talks to me like every day. He’s a real personal guy. That’s what I like about him,” Armstrong said. “They’re trying to get me to the spring game … I will most definitely return to Auburn.”
Armstrong is a 4-star offensive lineman who is ranked the No. 19 offensive tackle in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.