Warhawks Land Texas Running Back

ULM picked up a solid running back this past weekend in Bryan HS standout Monterell Washington. The 5'10 193 pound back reports a forty time in the 4.4's and also is an outstanding track sprinter.

ULM continue to build on an impressive 2009 recruiting class when Bryan, Texas running back Monterell Washington gave his verbal pledge to the Warhawks over the weekend.

At 5'10 and 193, Washington brings a unique blend of speed and power to the running back position. In 9 games Monterell ran the ball 198 times for 1,146 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. He was named to the 12-5A Bravo Valley All District 1st Team and was named team MVP.

Besides his talents on the football field, Washington is also a polished athlete running track. At the District 12-5A Championships Washington legged the 800 meter relay, and the final leg of the 1600 relay, both Bryan victories. Monterell said in his most recent clocked 40 and 100 meter runs, he turned in a 4.43 and 10.51.

"I hung out with ULM's two running backs Frank Goodin and Rodney Lovett this weekend", said Washington. Those guys were pretty cool, real laid back and I found myself comfortable around them. The great environment around the city and campus is whet really caught my attention".

"I liked how the business professors took time out on a weekend to meet us on campus and talk to me about academics. You could tell they straight forward with us and were sincere about helping us pick the right major".

As for his track career, Washington says he hopes that his days as a dual athlete can continue. "I was told running track for ULM would be a possibility, we will just have to see how things go when I get there".

Tight end coach Mark Tommerdahl is responsible for the long recruitment of Washington. "I met Coach Tommerdahl my freshman year at a camp when he was coaching at Texas A&M. He kept up with me throughout my high school career and just continued to recruit me".

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