No. 2 high school prospect Armstead picks Oregon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The West's top high school prospect in the class of 2012, Arik Armstead, committed to Oregon on Sunday.

The Pleasant Grove High School offensive lineman committed to Oregon in a press conference at his church in Sacramento, Calif.

"For the next three or four years, I will be playing football and basketball at the University of Oregon," said Armstead, to a throng of supporters.

The five-star prospect, ranked No. 2 overall nationally, No. 1 in the West and No. 1 at offensive tackle, chose the school after taking all five of his official visits.

The 6-foot-8-inch, 275-pound Armstead was at one point committed to USC for more than a year before opening things up in the fall.

It marks the second year in a row the Ducks have landed the top player in the West and a top three player nationally, after swiping prospect DeAnthony Thomas at the 11th hour last year.

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