TCU Offers Small School Star

TCU recently offered Stamford, Texas receiver James Washington.

Muck like Tenaha's Reginald Davis and Munday's Dee Paul, Stamford, TX receiver James Washington is known as a star in the Class A ranks in the Lone Star state. He's the most electric player at that division and arguably the top overall player.

Washington has shined for Stamford throughout his career. In 2012, he helped the Bulldogs capture the Class A state championship while recorded 73 catches for over 1,100 yards on the season. He's done the same in 2013, once again leading Stamford to the Class A Division I state championship game which will be played on Thursday at Arlington's AT&T Stadium. Washington has hauled in 73 catches for 1,441 yards and 24 touchdowns on the year.

A longtime commitment to Oklahoma State, more interest has picked up for Washington in recent weeks. Last week he received his second Big 12 offer when TCU's new offensive coordinator Doug Meacham made the call to Washington.

Meacham recruited Washington while he was at Houston.

"I spoke with Coach Meacham about it," he said. "TCU showed interest in the summer. When he was the offensive coordinator at Houston he offered me then and now that he's at TCU he decided to offer me there too."

The speedy receiver says he's also received strong interest from Bo Davis and Texas in recent weeks and Washington feels an offer could be forthcoming. Washington says it's nice to have additional options to choose from, but for now he's staying strong to Oklahoma State.

"It gives me some options but I'm pretty set in for Oklahoma State," Washington said.

While speaking with Meacham, Washington said talks of a visit came into discussion. Again, Washington says he's still solid to Oklahoma State but didn't completely eliminate a visit to TCU if something does change down the road.

"He mentioned a visit, they want me to make a visit," he said of Meacham. "I'm still solid to Oklahoma State but it something happened I would take it into consideration."

Washington says Texas is another program that would like for him to visit soon.

As for Oklahoma State, it appears Cowboy fans need not worry about losing Washington's commitment. The three-star receiver says a variety of factors led him to choosing them.

"When I visited they showed me that they have good team chemistry and they're like a family and that's what it's all about," he said. "The facilities are also awesome; you can't get any better than that.

"Not too long ago they offered me for track too."

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