People were talking up the possibility that Oklahoma may snab a late recruit or two, but no one was looking at the obvious.
OU was full so how did they have room? Well now that picture is clear, because Tech has been able to come in and steal a late commitment from Cooper Washington, a talented athlete from Muleshoe High in Texas who projects out as a defensive end on the next level.
Scout.com Eval: Washington will need to pack on some size to get ready for the college game, but his best asset is his speed. He has a quick first step and has the stride to chew up turf quickly. He plays with a high intensity level and is a team leader, which is evident by the way he led his team at quarterback as a senior. A red-shirt year could do him wonders to adjust to the college game.
Coach's Take: “He is a natural there,” Coach Wood stated about Washington at defensive end. “He’s played quarterback, linebacker, in the secondary but once you put him at defensive end and he started putting on weight he’s been pretty much unstoppable there especially at our level.”
“Right now he is at about 225-pounds and 6-foot-4 or 6-foot-5 and he is just a force. He plays with great technique, plays down the line and doesn’t over commit. He squeezes when he is supposed to. He has good speed and footwork as to not get his feet tangled up. And he is just a good football player there at the defensive end spot.”