Mason Armstead

Mason Armstead plays multiple positions Omaha Creighton Prep, and college coaches differ on what they think he'll play on the next level.

Omaha Creighton Prep junior Mason Armstead is ready for a busy spring and summer.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound athlete was one of nine in-state players invited to Nebraska's junior day earlier this month.

"It was great getting to meet (strength and conditioning coach) Zach Duval, and a rundown of the strength program was pretty cool," Armstead said. "We saw some position meetings and learned what they expect out of me on film."

Armstead doesn't hold any scholarship offers yet, but he has plenty of schools interested in his play-making ability. Nebraska, Iowa State, Wyoming, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State and North Dakota are all recruiting him.

He took an unofficial visit to North Dakota State last weekend and got the chance to meet the new Bison staff.

"There was only three recruits there so we got a lot of time with the entire coaching staff." Armstead said. "I got to know the new wide receiver coach (Noah Pauley) pretty well. I also got to interact with current players and their experiences while there, which was pretty cool."

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Armstead also took a visit to South Dakota State for the Jackrabbits' junior day in late January. In the fall he took game day visits to Nebraska, Iowa State and North Dakota State. ​

Armstead plays multiple positions for the Junior Jays, and he has a knack for timely plays. As a receiver he can win battles for the ball and run crisp routes. As a defensive back he isn't scared to get downhill and play the run.

"Most schools are recruiting me as a receiver or athlete," Armstead said. "South Dakota State and North Dakota are recruiting me as a defensive back."

This spring Armstead plans on running track because schools want to see his track times. He will also travel to as many camps as he can this summer to increase his exposure.

"I plan on hitting camps at schools that are showing me the most interest and going to the schools that are interested in me the most," Armstead said. "Along with those schools I will likely hit up camps at Kansas and Kansas State."

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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