Washington Talks About Visiting OSU

James Washington concluded his high school career in December at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas while helping his Stamford High School team win the Texas Class A Division I state title. He would like nothing better than to conclude his freshman year at Oklahoma State in AT&T Stadium because that would mean the Cowboys would be playing in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

The 5-11, 185-pound standout receiver has been committed to Oklahoma State since last July but made his official visit – along with 17 other Cowboys commits – to Stillwater this past weekend.

"It went good. It kind of went as I expected it to be. I expected a lot, and it lived up to it," said Washington, who made the trip from west Texas to Stillwater with his parents and cousin. "The food was great."

Washington was hosted by Cowboys redshirt freshman Ra'Shaad Samples. "We went to play basketball a little bit, and played some video games," he said.

Washington and Stamford won back-to-back Texas Class A Division I state titles, winning 28 of 30 games the past two years.

As a senior, he caught 73 passes for 1,453 yards (19.9 yard average) and 28 touchdowns, while also contributing 128 rushing yards and three scores, three punt returns for TDs, and two interception returns for touchdowns. He also was 1-for-1 on field goals and made 42 of 59 extra-point kicks. As a junior, he caught 78 passes for 1,147 yards and 22 touchdowns.

His performance in Stamford's 41-28 victory over Shiner in the home of the Dallas Cowboys is one that the small town of Stamford will be talking about for years.

Washington caught four passes for 144 yards, including touchdown receptions of 63 and 60 yards, as the Bulldogs rallied from a 28-7 second-half deficit for the victory. His 60-yard scoring catch and run tied the game 28-28 with 3:42 remaining, and they then took the lead on quarterback Bo Wimberly's 12-yard run with 1:55 on the clock.

Shiner was driving for a game-tying or game-winning score when Washington, playing cornerback, intercepted a pass and returned it 77 yards for the game-clinching touchdown with only 43 seconds remaining.

Washington received an offer from TCU and new offensive coordinator Doug Meacham prior to the state championship game in December. He said that OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and receivers coach Kasey Dunn, as well as TCU, will be attending his basketball game Tuesday night.

He said he does not have any other visits scheduled.

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