Washington Signs with Tech, Talks Move to DL

Longview lineman Broderick Washington describes the signing day experience and says he is ready for the move to defensive line at the next level.

Broderick Washington signed with Texas Tech today and is excited to be a Red Raider.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive lineman was one of Texas Tech’s 20 signees (counting greyshirt Joseph and one of the four defensive linemen of the 2015 class.

“It felt great,” Washington said. “It was a little overwhelming with the cameras but it was great”

Washington said his school set up a ceremony for the 12 Longview athletes that will play at the next level. He said his mom and dad were in attendance proudly supporting him like they have this whole time.

“I’m the first one, so it’s a big deal for my family,” Washington said. “They have pushed me the whole way through.”

The number one piece of advice Washington received today from multiple people was to “keep grinding, keep your head in the books, and stay out of trouble.”

Although Washington played offensive line in high school he is excited to come to Tech and switch the other side of the ball.

“Well with this 2015 class we’re going to try to turn things around,” Washington said. “I feel like we are going to come in and do our part and turn around the program and turn it into a winning program.”

From now until Washington hits campus his goal is to just prepare for playing at the next level.

“I’ll be getting ready to come in and play early,” Washington said. “It means everything to me I have never been the one to sit back and watch.”

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