"I got a message from Coach (Charles) Bankins at Vanderbilt on Facebook," Washington recalled. "He said he needs a tight end like me. I asked if that was an offer, and he said to call and find out.
"I called and he made the offer. I really don't know much about Vanderbilt yet, but I'm excited to get the offer. I'm going to look into it and do my research on the school."
Washington discussed the UCLA offer.
"I talked to Coach (Jim) Mora," said Washington, who has been recruited by the Bruins since the summer. "He extended the offer. I'm going out there in January for the Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl, and will probably take an unofficial visit to see the campus and check out their facilities.
"They say the weather is nice on the West Coast. I wouldn't mind going there; it's so hot down here."
Westlake's week one game was canceled due to Hurricane Isaac. The Rams host the 0-1 Abbeville Wildcats (lost to Iowa) this week.