Frontenac Falcon RB makes dreams reality, joins Varsity Blues

Toronto welcomes Ontario commit to their family.

Toronto has a mysticism that enchants those who wander its streets and Josh Armstrong, a running back from Frontenac Secondary School, will be able to taste that firsthand after committing to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

But, leaving home for university can be a difficult experience, but it can be made easier when you have support networks. “It was a perfect fit (because) I have a lot of family in the area allowing me to still feel connected even though I’m three hours away from my main family,” the Kingston product said.

Along with blood ties, Armstrong felt a brotherhood among the players. “I chose to commit to UofT because of the family aspect they put forward in the team. It’s somewhere I can see myself going and flourishing as a player,” he said. “How the coaches treat everyone as if they are family and the hospitality they showed me on my visits was outstanding.”

He added that, “I am extremely confident in them. They are good people with their minds set on bringing titles to Toronto, which is all a player can ask for when looking for a coach to follow.”

Josh Armstrong (#34). Courtesy of Josh Armstrong.

Armstrong, who is interested in Political Science, added that he can see himself excel as a student as well because the university is one of the top ranked in Canada. “I can’t wait to be able to continue my education. It’s been a dream of mine and my family’s for me to going to university, so I’m happy that its finally coming true,” he said.

After obtaining his bachelor, he said, “If God allows it, (I want to) go on for post-grad law, but first I have to get in the door.”

In his career, the 5’11, 200lbs athlete has played with the Kingston Grenadiers (OVFL), the Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute Blues (Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association) and the Frontenac Falcons (KASSAA). In 2015, he won the KASSAA championship with the Falcons. In 2016, he won an OVFL conference championship.

With his dreams becoming a reality, Armstrong is nothing short of ready. He said, “I’m just really excited to have the opportunity to be able to continue playing the sport I grew up loving at the secondary level and hoping that once there, I am able to help out in anyway they need me to as a player.”



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