Ever since he was 10 years old, watching college football games on TV, Ijumaa Armstrong wanted to play football for the University of Hawaii.
Armstrong got that wish granted last week when the Culver City High safety signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Rainbow Warriors.
Armstrong, one of the Centaurs’ top defensive players the past two seasons, said he’s excited about heading off to the island.
“Hawaii was my first choice all along,” Armstrong said. “I grew up watching them as a little kid. I love it there. It’s an island paradise.”
Armstrong said another factor in choosing Hawaii is that he has a cousin who is in the Air Force and stationed there.
Armstrong made a recruiting visit there, and that sealed the deal.
“It was everything I thought it would be and more,” Armstrong said. “I went surfing with the coaches, visited the campus, and everyone was so friendly. I had a great time.”
Armstrong, a two-year starter at Culver City, had 56 tackles and an interception during the 2010 season. He had 67 tackles and two interceptions in 2009.