"The University of Miami has dismissed senior Ray-Ray Armstrong from the football team. Armstrong can continue to be enrolled as a scholarship student at UM to complete his degree or the University will grant him a full release should he elect to transfer to another institution."
That was what the University said in a statement earlier today.
Armstrong (6-foot-4 and 215 pounds) played high school football at Seminole High in Sanford. An Under Armour All-American, Armstrong was a five-star safety prospect who also played quarterback and led his team to the Class 6A state championship as a senior. He signed with the Hurricanes over a host of other schools, including LSU and Florida.
Armstrong saw limited action on the field as a true freshman in 2009. He logged 21 tackles while playing in all but three games for the Canes.
He really elevated his game as a sophomore in 2010, when he logged 79 tackles and three interceptions. He was starting to emerge as one of the top defensive backs in the ACC at the time.
He then ran into some off-the-field issues prior to his junior season and served a four-game suspension to start the Al Golden era in 2011. He played in seven games total last season, logging 34 tackles and one interception.
Armstrong is coming off a strong spring for the Hurricanes and was on some preseason Watch Lists for different awards.
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