O-lineman Is #18

For the second time in two weeks, Texas State has landed a pledge from high school power DeSoto. This time the Bobcats landed a big body on the O-line and we talk to him about his decision.

Josiah Washington had been on campus before and was really high on the Texas State program. On Monday morning Bobcatillustrated posted about his second visit taking place and that a decision could be coming soon. Mid Monday afternoon, the 6'6" 290lb offensive tackle made the decision while on his visit and he told us why.

"Because it feels like home there (Texas State). I know the coaches won't let me down in case something happens. I know the coaches have my back and will push me to the limit," said Washington.

Overall, he really enjoyed his visit, and admittedly said that before setting foot on the campus he had been mulling it over about possibly committing.

"I had an idea I was going to commit. Most of my family has gone to Texas State. Not a lot of schools are like Texas State, they're third biggest and have great education, it just happened," said Washington.

Josiah chose Texas State over other offers from Rice, Louisiana (ULL), and Illinois State. He and the rest of his DeSoto teammates are now focusing on "Two a Days," which start next week on August 10th.

With his decision out of the way he can now focus on the season and hone in on getting the Eagles to a State Championship. Washington does consider himself a solid commit and will be shutting down recruitment. His focus is now fully engaged on his senior year, and then becoming a Bobcat.

Texas State now has 18 commitments for the 2016 class and Washington is the second offensive line commit of the cycle.


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