#32 Collegiate RB/LB Charles Armstrong (Hudl Photo)
recruit757 Fab 30: Charles Armstrong – Collegiate #30
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the region of Central Virginia. Kicking off our countdown at number 30 is none other than senior prospect Collegiate starting linebacker Charles Armstrong.
#30 Charles Armstrong (2020 RB/MLB 6-1 220) – Collegiate School
If you want perspective on how Collegiate is able to develop its student-athletes into becoming the best they can possibly be on and off the football field just look no further than its head coach in Mark Paylo. However, everyone one needs a strong support system regardless of how strong a person thinks he or she is, and for Mark Palyo, it’s guys like Allen Ballowe, Kevin Coffey, and Charles Featherston among others. In 2017, Collegiate finished 8-2 in route to a VISAA championship victory over Benedictine. But in 2018, they fell off the wagon by going 4-5.
When switching from season-to-season, it’s not uncommon for coaches to look for inconsistencies that help determine what direction a team needs to go in. A model of consistency for Collegiate last year was that of Charles Armstrong. It seems to not matter where you put this man on the field he is going to show up and show out. Armstrong was a mainstay for Collegiate last season lining up at running as well as linebacker and spending some time on the defensive line.
The Collegiate product was able to pick up All-VISAA honors last season as a second team running back selectee. Thus far, Armstrong has only picked up collegiate offers from UVA-Wise and Washington & Lee University. Along with players like Nigel Williams, Charles Geho, Gilbert Deglau, Troy Boll, as well as Charles Armstrong the future is extremely bright for Collegiate moving forward. Armstrong and Collegiate will start their 2019 season off scrimmaging against Powhatan and Hanover in subsequent weeks before taking on Trinity Episcopal to open regular season play.
– Brandon Mitchell