Aidan Armenta has officially joined the University of New Mexico Lobos football team.
Armenta, the quarterback for La Cueva High School, joined 10 other players in committing to the team during National Signing Day Wednesday.
According to UNM National Signing Day Central, Armenta:
- Lettered in football and baseball at La Cueva.
- Is the all-time leader in single-season and career passing yards and passing touchdowns.
- Was named first-team all-state, NM Preps New Mexico Quarterback of the Year, two-time first team all-district, first-team all-metro, and Red-Green New Mexico All-Star.
- Threw for 4,300 yards as a senior (seventh nationally) with 50 touchdowns and a 64% completion percentage.
- Is a NM Preps New Mexico Heisman winner and two-time academic all-district selection.
“We asked Santa for the state of New Mexico’s best QBs … and Santa did it again,” New Mexico Football tweeted out in an announcement of Armenta’s signing. “Let’s welcome to the Lobo Family one of the best QB’s NM has seen in a long time, Aidan Armenta!”
We asked Santa for the state of New Mexico's best QBs ... and Santa did it again!!!! Let's welcome to the Lobo Family one of the best QB's NM has seen in a long time, Aidan Armenta!!! @AidanArmenta has it all!!!— New Mexico Football (@UNMLoboFB) December 21, 2022
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“Congratulations to Aidan Armenta. Today, he officially became a Lobo! We’re all proud of you, Go Lobos!” the La Cueva Athletics Twitter account posted Wednesday.
Other NM signees
The Lobos also picked up two players from Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho on signing day. Nic Trujillo and Evan Wysong, both wide receivers, also committed to UNM.
The Cleveland Storm defeated the La Cueva Bears for the 6A state title in November with a score that resembled a basketball game more than a football game. The 75-61 shootout was the highest-scoring 11-man championship football game in state history.
Revisiting the instant classic
- Skylar Cook, safety, Central Union High School, El Centro, California
- Devon Dampier, quarterback, Seguaro High School, Seguaro, Arizona
- Duke Miller, wide receiver, East Mississippi Community College, Raleigh, Mississippi
- Dereck Moore, safety, Woodbridge High School, Irvine, California
- Alex Murrell, wide receiver, Foothill community College, San Jose, California
- Devon Smith, offensive line, Jones College, Biloxi, Mississippi
- Matthew Toilolo, offensive line, Orem, Utah, High School, Long Beach, California
- Jayden Wilson, linebacker, Austin High School, El Paso, Texas
“This is a terrific class and it should pay immediate dividends for us in 2023,” Lobo head coach Danny Gonzales said. “There was great desire to be a part of what we are building, and not only do we have very talented players in this class, but we have a great students who consistently were at the top of their class academically. We have several joining us for spring football which will be a great benefit as well, and we once again have signed the best high school players in our state.”