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The Huskers added a seventh player to their 2012 football recruiting class Monday. And perhaps you'll want to sit up in your seat. It's a quarterback.

Tommy Armstrong pulled the trigger on a commitment to NU after visiting Lincoln last weekend to watch the Huskers play Washington.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound dual-threat quarterback from Cibolo, Texas, turned down offers from Georgia Tech, Kansas, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oregon, TCU and UCLA, among others.

Armstrong is rated a three-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. Rivals ranks him 16th at his position and Scout 25th.

He's used to winning. As a junior, he led Cibolo Steele High School to the Class 5A Division II state title. He threw for more than 1,300 yards and rushed for more than 500, having a hand in 27 touchdowns.

Armstrong was obviously impressed by the scene at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Before the game, he took pictures with his cell phone of the crowd as the Huskers warmed up. He also seemed taken aback by the thunderous cheers during the introduction of Rex Burkhead, another guy from Texas.

Armstrong told Rivals he was surprised at how many Husker fans knew who he was during his visit.

"Seeing all those fans, hearing some of the fans yell out, 'Hey, Tommy! Come to Nebraska!' I never knew the community would know me as well as they did, even though it was my first time ever being there," he told the recruiting website. "Seeing the community and how supportive of me they were and I wasn't even (playing) there yet, shows a lot."

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. You can follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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