MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — 6-foot-1, 165 pound receiver/defensive back Jack Armstrong out of University High has pledged to play college football at William & Mary. He joins teammate, 6-foot-3, 210 pound tight end/defensive end Tony Richardson, to play at the FCS level.

Richardson’s commitment came earlier this month to Virginia Military Institute – it was Armstong making his commitment this past weekend with William & Mary.

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University’s Tony Richardson will play college football at VMI.

VMI this past season went 2-10 out of the Big South Conference. William & Mary finished the year with a 7-5 record out of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Richardson and Armstrong both played integral parts in University’s 10-2 season this past year as the Hawks advanced to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs, falling to Capital.

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  • Hawk Hopeful

    I am glad to see all of these Hawks get the opportunity to continue to play ball. I expect to see Jeff Headley and Clint Arbaugh added to the list of Hawks playing at the next level. Watching Billy, Tony and Jack has been a pleasure, looking forward to following each of these young men throughout their college career. There is no doubt they will have the same success in college that they had in high school.

  • Tony

    Congrats to the both of you who are great young men! I cannot believe WVU didnt offer these to fine West Virginias football scholarship however the direction WVU football team is going maybe its best you guys dont go there anyway!!

    • Dee

      so true

  • Dee

    Congratulations Tony and Jack. You are two of the most talented, smart, good natured young men that I have ever met. Playing at the level that you two did and maintaining 4.0 grade point averages is rare. I wish you the best of luck, and you are two that WVU had the chance to get, but passed on, and you are both better off for it.

  • Patrick

    Don't forget Billy Kinney, the University kicker/punter who verbally committed to walk-on at WVU.

    • Jim

      Kinney has a great leg, he'll end up earning a scholarship.

      • Dee

        I agree