October 27, 2010

Washington talks improvement

Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall athlete DeAndre Washington has continued to be a bright spot in an otherwise dreary season for the Buffaloes. Since the beginning, his focus has been on preparing himself for the next level.

"This season has been kind of tough for us, but it's obviously still an opportunity to get better," Washington said. "There are so many things that I can improve on from day-to day, and that's been my focus really. I'm just trying to help my team as much as possible, and make sure that I'm as ready as I can be for the next level."

Since committing to Texas Tech in August, Washington has continued to hear from other programs like Arizona, Boise State, Houston, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State amongst others. He's still been in contact with Texas Tech as well, mostly with assistant coach Chad Scott.

"I talk to Coach Scott almost every other day. I can give him a call anytime I'm needing to talk about something and he's usually there with good advice on whatever it may be," he said. "We've got a great relationship. He's a real easy guy to get along with and he really cares about what's going on beyond football. I really liked that."

The 5-foot-9, 183-pounder has yet to take any visits this fall, and he indicates that those will probably be on hold until after the season is over.

"I haven't taken any visits yet. I'm actually going to wait until the season is over before I take any. It's been kind of hard to fit it in so far, so I think I'll just wait until after it's over so I can focus on one thing at a time."

"There's a very small chance that I'll take all five, but more likely I'll take two at the most. Texas Tech will obviously be one, and I don't really know who the other would be right now. I may end up only taking one. I'm just going to wait and see what's going on when I get to that point later this year," he said. "That doesn't mean I'm re-thinking anything, though. I'm a Red Raider all the way."

Washington committed to Texas Tech in August over offers from Arizona, Baylor, Boise State, Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Memphis, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, and Vanderbilt.

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