SF/PF Completes Official Visit

The early signing period is just over three weeks away, and the basketball staff was recently busy hosting an out of state target. We have the exclusive update.

Coach Kaspar and his staff have been recruiting St. Augustine's (LA) Bryce Washington since the summer months, but until he started taking his visits recently, all had appeared quiet on Bryce's recruiting scene.

Washington took a mid week official visit of Texas State. He came in on a Thursday and left Saturday. His visit to Bobcat country was his first and it made a good impression.

I had heard of Texas State, but I wasn't that familiar with it. I loved the campus, it's beautiful and I liked the business school. Texas State is in serious consideration for me," said Washington.

The prestige and reputation of Texas State's business school really caught Washington's eye as he plans on majoring in accounting.

Texas State is Washington's second official visit as two weekends ago he visited The University of New Orleans. The next 3 weeks are going to be extremely hectic for him, as he is taking all five of his official visits and intends to make his decision right before the early signing period and then sign his letter of intent.

This coming weekend he'll be visiting Louisiana Lafayette, then Northwestern State after that and finish with Wofford three weekends from now. In no particular order, these five schools are the ones standing out to Bryce. He did say that Southeastern Louisiana and Oral Roberts have also offered and shown interest, but the schools getting visits have the upper hand.

Coach Kaspar and his staff are recruiting Washington as a 3, stretch 4 prospect. He stands 6'6" 240lbs and has a thick frame to bang with bigger opponents if needed.

"I can be a mismatch. They (Texas State) said as a freshman I have an opportunity to have solid minutes to build onto my sophomore year. Go there for four years and have a degree. The overall visit was better than I thought it would be," said Washington.

Some feel that Bryce is a tweener with his size. Is he athletic enough to be a 3, or is he big enough to play down low on the post. He has a response to any doubters.

"I play with heart. People say I'm an undersized 4 or too slow for a 3. You can measure height, but not my heart. My upside is my IQ. I'm not the fastest, biggest, or strongest, but I have the highest IQ on the court. I will out-think you on the court and get it done."

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