Recruiting: Any scoop on Tim Washington?

<I>IT</i> caught up with <B>Tim Washington</b> to touch on a few things, primarily to see how recent visits to Austin and Baton Rouge went, as well as what's on the agenda this weekend, whether or not he's leaning anywhere and exactly where everyone stands at this point.

"I mean I enjoyed it," Washington said when asked about the trip to the Forty Acres. "I saw a lot of things, met some of the players and met with all of the coaches."

Any depth chart talk or playing time issues?

"Spoke with the DE coach (Hardee McCrary) about rotating in on both sides of the line," the Dulles DE said.

The LSU visit...

"Actually, I enjoyed it," Washington said. "Basically, I just checked out the campus, the facilities, and did a little research on my own."

Depth chart chatter?

"Pretty much the same as at Texas," the state's second-ranked defensive end said. "Travis Jones (LSU D-line coach) said I'd get to play both sides at LSU."

According to Washington, what stood out the most on the LSU official was the treatment he got from the players and the coaches. And he said that not one thing stood out overall in Austin. "Umm, quite a few things made an impression on me -- just how the team was, the way the players talked about the coaches and how much they liked them."

Does Washington see himself leaning to any one school at this point?

"You could say that I'm leaning to LSU and Texas."

There are some conflicting reports about who backed off of who with regard to Washington and OU.

"They backed off of me and haven't been calling that much, so I'm not really looking there as much," the senior from Fort Bend Dulles said.

As reported by IT on January 9th -- despite recent reports stating that Washington would not visit Ohio State -- the 6-4, 235-pound rush end will indeed trip to Columbus. "I'll be taking my SAT this Saturday and will take off after that," Washington said. "I'll be back on Monday and after that I might be done."

Asked about another report having him close to setting up a visit to Oklahoma State, the imposing DE said, "Rather not even talk about that right now. Just don't even want to bring that one up."

On the timeframe for his decision: "I'm going at my own pace and thinking things over until I'm ready to make my own decision."

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