One of the fastest rising prospect is Arkansas- Pine Bluff, OT, Terron Armstead. See below as NewEraScouting sits down and goes one on one with Terron about the upcoming season.
Joe Gaiter:What does football mean to you?
Terron Armstead: Football is the greatest sport ever. The challenges that the game brings every day and every play and the thrill of competition is like no other sports.
Joe Gaiter:When did you start playing football?
Terron Armstead: I started when I was 5 years old.
Joe Gaiter:Where did you grow up and how was your childhood?
Terron Armstead: I grew up in Cahokia, IL a small town in the East Saint Louis area. I grew up in a two parent home and my older sister. We have a really big family that is church oriented. I played many different sports every day which occupied my time.
Joe Gaiter: How does it feel to set a combine record with an official time 4.71 40-yard dash?
Terron Armstead: It was an amazing feeling. I am truly blessed with special talent and ability that allowed me to perform. I’ve been training really hard and was proud to be able to break the record
Joe Gaiter:How have you been preparing for the combine?
Terron Armstead:I trained at Athletes Performance in Pensacola, FL. It was a great coaching staff down there and some amazing athletes to work out and compete against.
Joe Gaiter:What are some things that you will miss about Arkansas-Pine Bluff?
Terron Armstead:I will miss my coaching staff. I’m grateful for everything they have done for me. I will miss the school and professors. Most of all I will my teammates. I have built a brotherhood with a lot of the guys. I will miss our time at UAPB
Joe Gaiter:What are some of the keys in playing your position?
Terron Armstead: I believe being under control is the most important thing of playing left tackle. But it’s many different things that factor into that. When kick sliding backwards against the best athlete on the opposing team, you have to be in control in order to stop or slow them down.
Joe Gaiter:Who in the NFL now has your style of play?
Terron Armstead:I watch Jake Long of the Miami Dolphins and Joe Staley of the San Francisco 49ers. Those are two very athletic tackles at the top of the NFL in their position
Joe Gaiter: How will you give back after you make it to the league?
Terron Armstead: I plan to achieve my degree in Industrial Technology. That is an engineering major studying the four fields of construction, electronic, design, and manufacturing. So I would pick up employment in my engineering field.
Joe Gaiter:Do you have a backup plan if you don’t make it?