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."
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Standing from left: Logan Jones, Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Xavier Watts, Omaha Burke; Zavier Betts, Bellevue West. Sitting/crouching from left: Isaac Gifford, Lincoln Southeast; Jay Ducker, Bellevue West; Blaise Gunnerson, Kuemper Catholic.
Clockwise from top left: Garrett Snodgrass, York; Chris Hickman, Omaha Burke; Nick Henrich, Omaha Burke; Ethan Piper, Norfolk Catholic; Max Duggan, Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Garrett Nelson, Scottsbluff.
From left: Moses Bryant, Elkhorn South; Zach Schlager, McCook; Bryson Williams, Lincoln Southeast; Masry Mapieu, York; Cameron Jurgens, Beatrice; Trevor Downing, Creston (Iowa).
From left: Noah Vedral, Wahoo Neumann; Tyler Ciurej, Bellevue West; Austin Allen, Aurora; Brett Kitrell, Ashland-Greenwood; Patrick Arnold, Gretna; Jaylin Bradley, Bellevue West.
From left: Jared Bubak, Lincoln Christian; Gavin Rush, Aurora; Ben Stille, Ashland-Greenwood; Jacob Matthew, Millard North; Noah Fant, Omaha South; Nick Lenners, Lincoln Southwest.
From left: Adam Holtorf, Seward; Tanner Borchardt, Gothenburg; C.J. Johnson, Bellevue West; Calvin Strong, Omaha North; Michael Decker, Omaha North; DaiShon Neal, Omaha Central.
From left: Jerald Foster, Lincoln Southeast; Luke Gifford, Lincoln Southeast; Mick Stoltenberg, Gretna; Harrison Phillips, Millard West; Easton Stick, Omaha Creighton Prep; Trey Carr, Omaha Burke.
Casey Sayles, Omaha North (left) and Nick DeLuca, Millard North. Not pictured: Josh Banderas, Lincoln Southwest; Nathan Bazata, Howells-Dodge; Christian LaCouture, Lincoln Southwest; Mike Minter Jr., Lincoln North Star; Jake Schlager, McCook.
Top from left: Tavarius Bender, Lincoln Southwest; Mike Shoff, Cambridge; Sam Cotton, Lincoln Southeast. Bottom from left: Jake Schany, Blair; Drew Ott, Giltner; Michael Malloy, Sioux City Heelan.
Clockwise from top left: Ryne Reeves, Crete; Daniel Davie, Beatrice; Zach Sterup, Hastings St. Cecillia; Quentin Urban, Millard South; Cole Fisher, Millard North; Ted Lampkin, Omaha Central.
From left: Matt Hoch, Harlan; Tyler Evans, Waverly; Ronald Coleman Jr., Omaha North; Antaries Daniels, Omaha Northwest; Andrew Rodriguez, Aurora; Brandon Scherff, Denison-Schleswig.
Standing from left: Jon Lechner, Omaha Creighton Prep; Brandon Wegher, Sioux City Heelan; Tyrone Sellers, McCook; Cole Pensick, Lincoln Northeast. Kneeling from left: Vondrae Tostenson, Millard South; C.J. Zimmerer, Omaha Gross.
From left: Dan Hoch, Harlan; Collins Okafor, Omaha Westside; Baker Steinkuhler, Lincoln Southwest; Sean Fisher, Millard North; John Levorson, Crete; Trevor Robinson, Elkhorn.
Clockwise from top left: Kyle Dooley, Papillion-La Vista; Harland Gunn, Omaha Central; Noah Keller, Kearney; Phillip Bates, Omaha North; Niles Paul, Omaha North; Jared Crick, Cozad.