Washburn racks up offers

One player who really saw his stock soar over the summer was Chris Washburn. The big center from the Dallas area now is reeling in scholarship offers, and is a new member of the Scout.com top 100.

Over the summer one of the interior players who really emerged was Chris Washburn. The 6-foot-9 and 260 pound center dropped nearly 50 pounds since he was a freshman, and that allowed his talent to shine through. The newly minted Scout.com top 100 member is seeing his hard work payoff with numerous scholarship offers.

"I feel like I did a great job overall," said Washburn about his summer. "Really I just wanted to play basketball, and it is what I did."

Since getting back Washburn has just been working out and answering his phone. Numerous schools have really picked up the recruitment of him, and he is reeling in the scholarship offers.

"I have offers from TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Providence, Marquette, Oklahoma State, and Oregon," said Washburn. "There are others, but I can't keep up with all the schools."

Of that group both Texas A&M and Oklahoma State are in line for unofficial visits in the next few weeks.

"I like the tradition that they have, and I like that they are getting some players from Texas now," said Washburn about A&M. "I am cool with some of the players they are getting, and they are guys I would like to be teammates with."

When it comes to Oklahoma State, Washburn said, "I really want to see their facilities and see the upgrades, and I have some people up there as well. I have heard their facilities and locker rooms are unreal."

Those two schools along with Texas Tech, TCU, and Texas have done a good job with Washburn so far, and are beginning to stand out in his mind.

Even though Texas hasn't offered, the Longhorns are really picking up their interest in Washburn, and are hoping to get him on campus in the near future.

"I spoke to Coach (Chris) Ogden about taking a visit there," Washburn said of Texas. "They want me to make a visit sometime soon down there, but we haven't scheduled it yet. Once on the visit we will talk more about a scholarship."

When it comes to making a decision, Washburn isn't sure of when that will come, but for now he plans on taking several official visits.

"I really don't know where I am going, but I want to take about four official visits, and then see where it goes from there," Washburn explained. "There is no timetable or anything like that."


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