Armwood inks Letter of Intent with pride

Clinton’s Josh Armwood, seated, signs a letter of intent to play football for the Greensboro College Pride. Armwood’s parents, Linda and Chris Armwood look on proudly as Josh makes his collegiate intentions official. Also pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Stephen Miller, CHS Principal and Bob Lewis, CHS head football coach. (Mike Carter/Sampson Independent)

Clinton High School senior, Josh Armwood, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Greensboro college this coming fall.

The hard hitting defensive back plans to double major in Criminal Justice and Athletic Training and is considering a minor in music. Armwood was a football starter for the Dark Horses, ran track and was member of the CHS Marching Band during his high school career.

“I am just blessed to be able to continue playing football, I was not ready to stop playing so this is a great opportunity for me,” said Armwood just after he signed with Greensboro on Monday morning.

Armwood was part of the Eastern Championship-winning Dark Horse team this past season, and was one of the big reasons that the Dark Horse defense was so successful throughout the course of the season. He and the Dark Horse football team finished state runner-up and sported a 14-2 record in the 2014 season. He was one of the team’s leading tacklers with a total of 62 last season, good enough for a 4.8 average of tackles per game.

He is an All-County performer in both football and in track and field.

Armwood hopes to carry his physical style play to the next level and earn a spot in the Pride’s defensive lineup early on. Armwood said, “they recruited me for defense but I would not turn down a chance to give wideout a try, but I really enjoy hitting people, defense is my favorite.” Clinton head coach, Bob Lewis, praised Armwod saying, “Josh is a good kid, he has the ball skills to play on the offensive side of the ball at the next level, he will be a solid player for Greensboro wherever they utilize his talents.”

The Dark Horses will have a big hole to fill at the defensive back position next year. Expect Armwood to make an immediate impact at Greensboro College, no matter what position he may play.