RB Washington Beginning to Make Mark

WAYNE, N.J. – Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High class of 2014 running back Keyon Washington had a big game Friday in a win against DePaul Catholic, and afterward he told FOXSportsNEXT what was happening with his recruitment.

WAYNE, N.J. – The name everyone knows at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High is class of 2014 standout Jabrill Peppers, but classmate Keyon Washington showed he is worthy of notoriety during a 34-13 win against DePaul Catholic on Friday.

Washington, who is 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, accelerated through the hole quickly, showed speed to get to the outside and had good footwork to go with a solid change of direction while rushing 19 times for 138 yards and two scores.

Several schools are already showing Washington interest, and that could increase if he has more performances like he did against DePaul Catholic.

"Boston College is interested. They've been sending letters," Washington said. "Pittsburgh has been sending letters. I visited Maryland and I was invited to the Pittsburgh (against Virginia Tech) but I couldn't make it.

"Maryland was incredible. I liked the campus. I liked the city. I liked the coaches. The players were cool. I felt comfortable there."

One knock on Washington is his size, but he views it as a plus.

"I use the size to my advantage by getting behind the offensive linemen and try to see a hole," Washington said. "Usually, the defense doesn't see me so I try to get in there."

Washington spearheaded an offense that took control with a 28-point second quarter.

"The offensive line blocked incredible for me and I have to give all the credit to them," Washington said. "I'm a small guy so I get behind the offensive linemen and I hit the seam and I go.

"We came out sluggish but toward the second quarter I got the feeling we were working together and everyone was on the same page."

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