R.J. Washington: Holds His Own at Combine

SAN ANTONIO -- R.J. Washington is arguably the top prospect in the Lone Star State for the class of 2008. He is in San Antonio this weekend for the U.S. Army National Combine to showcase his skills. Washington talked about his commitment to Oklahoma and whether Texas has a chance to jump back in the race.

"It's looking pretty good. They have a lot of people graduating. They need a pass rush. Their defensive is always ranked pretty good and they have good linebackers," R.J. Washington said when asked about his commitment to the Sooners.

Washington really wants to make an impact early on the college landscape, and he thinks that Oklahoma presents the best chance for early playing time. Is there any chance that Texas could jump back into the race for Washington?

"No comment," Washington chuckled.

Washington talked about the opportunity to go one-on-one with some of the top offensive linemen in the country at the combine.

"I'm pretty excited," Washington said. "I was talking to Chris Perry about it the other day and he said that it is a pretty humbling experience, but I feel I can handle it. I was already talking some trash over there. I was just telling them to get ready."

Washington was very impressive during the combine on Friday. He has great speed off the ball and is very agile. In the first one-on-one drill of the day, Washington gave the top offensive line prospect in Texas, J.B. Shugarts, all he could handle.

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