Huskies Offer Texas Prep Cornerback

The Washington staff has made a huge leap recently into the state of Texas with several offers going out to top prospects. One they have made a priority is Centennial (Frisco, Tx.) CB Raleigh Texada is an emerging star in the Lonestar State and the Huskies recently offered the gifted defensive back...

"Coach (Jimmy) Lake offered me about 15 minutes ago," Texada told shortly after hanging up with the Husky defensive backs coach. "I just started talking to him pretty recently and he told me that he loved my film and that I'm one of the best defensive backs he's seen on film so far this year.

"He said they loved my film, but they also wanted to wait until they figured out what kind of a kid I am because they don't just want great football players, they want great people too."

The Huskies are the fourth school to offer the talented corner, joining the likes of Baylor, California and Duke.

"I'm really interested in Washington and what they have to offer," Texada said. "They invited me to their Junior Day on April 18th, so my parents and I are going to try and plan something for that date.

"I've been up to Baylor a lot just because they are pretty close. When I'm out on the west coast, I will try and get out to Cal as well and then I'm going to work on setting up something to see Duke as well."

Aside from the offers, the schools he's been hearing from the most include Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, two schools he's visited for Junior Day, as well as Purdue.

On the field, Texada led his team with four interceptions and 12 pass breakups as a junior last season while also chipping in with 45 tackles.

"We played both zone and press coverage," Texada said. "I feel like I'm more of a press guy just because I like to compete and I have good speed and quickness, but I can play zone too. We play a cover-three a lot too and I feel comfortable breaking on routes and making plays on the ball when it's in the air."

At 5'10" and 165 pounds, Texada seems like a prospect that needs to add some more size and while he's aware of that, he said he's a lot stronger than some people think.

"I already bench over 200 and I'm gaining some weight and I think I surprise people with my strength," Texada said.

Texada can also run very well, clocking a PR of 10.69 in the 100 as a sophomore last spring, a mark he hopes to best this spring.

"I really want to make state in that event this year because making state in track down here in Texas, that's a big deal," Texada said. "I'm running the 100 and 200 this spring, so it should be fun."

We will have more from Texada in the coming weeks and months as he gets deeper into the recruiting process and we will have updates as news happens with him. Top Stories