Warner Robins, Georgia is a big football town. It is also the hometown of one four star offensive tackle Christian Armstrong. He started playing when he was six years old and now he sees it as a chance to get a free education and better his parents’ life situation and those around him.
“My mother because she always made sure that I stayed intact as the person that I am and she always pushed me more than any coach. She made sure that I treated myself and other people kindly and remained the humble person that I am,” Armstrong said about who has had the biggest impact in his life growing up.
Some of his family members played basketball at the college level and he said he probably is the first person in his family to pursue another sport besides basketball even though it is still a passion of his.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Christian Armstrong is the 13th best offensive tackle and ninth best player in Georgia in the 2018 recruiting class. He has received nine scholarship offers from Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, South Carolina and Kentucky.
He has high interest in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida State at the moment and plans to make his commitment decision if not in the spring of 2017, he said he will make it before his senior season.
He believes pass blocking is a strength of his because he has really good footwork so when a defensive player makes a move he can use his feet and arms to stop defenders from getting to his quarterback. In the running game, he has speed, he can get into the second and third levels to block linebackers and safeties with ease. That’s what he said college coaches are most impressed with when talking to him.
“I like playing on the offensive line because more than any other position, it shows how well you can work with a group of people because you have to depend on all the other units on the offensive line to help you and the rest of the team look good. You just can’t do it by yourself on the offensive line, you need everybody else to do their job.”
Getting ready for a game, he’s not one to get excited and overhyped, he’s the quiet type which allows him to focus in on, do his job and help his team win. The Warner Robins Demons went 7-4 (6-3 Region) and look to get further in the GHSA state playoffs as they lost to the Coffee Trojans 37-10 in the first round in 2015.
“…Win a state championship that’s the biggest thing. I really want to develop more as a leader because sometimes I do depend on the seniors to step up but with me, as someone who’s getting all of this interest, that’s a duty [of mine]. That’s what my coaches tell me. That is one of my big things, become more of a leader on the team.”