2012 QB Washington staying focused

Stephenville (Texas) High quarterback Connor Washington is one of the promising up-and-coming prospects of the 2012 recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound gunslinger put up big numbers during his sophomore season and is looking to improve even more as a junior.

Stephenville (Texas) High quarterback Connor Washington has shown scouts and coaches that he is one of the prospects to keep an eye on in the 2012 recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound signal caller is coming off of a strong sophomore season and is trying to raise the bar even higher as a junior.

Washington put up an impressive 2,245 passing yards and 19 touchdowns, along with 249 yards rushing and three touchdowns during his sophomore season. This helped earn him invitations to the Oklahoma Sooner's football camp, along with Texas A&M and Texas.

The Stephenville gunslinger admitted being a Longhorns fan growing up and had a good experience at their camp last month.

"Austin's a pretty neat place. When I was a little kid I always dreamed of playing for Texas. The camp was real fun, Greg Davis is a great offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. Overall it was a great experience just seeing what college would be like there," said Washington.

As far as how he fared against the competition, Washington was more focused on his maximizing his own performance.

"There were some great quarterbacks out there but I was focusing more on myself, getting my mechanics down and working my butt off. I really wasn't worried about too many other people because I know this is for me to get better. Right now I've got two more years to prove myself so I was just working on my mechanics at the camp."

As far as colleges are concerned, Washington is completely wide open but is primarily focused on improving himself for his upcoming junior season.

"Last year I would try and make plays when they didn't need to be made. My interception total was a little high last year. This year my main goal is to keep them down. If I keep that down we will win more games and hopefully win a state championship."

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