James Washington Oklahoma State Wide Receiver

James Washington is a small kid from a small town in Texas. His home town barely has a red light, or two.

His high school was a two time state champion, but nobody really recruited James Washington all that hard. He may have been offered by Texas State and Oklahoma State and that’s about it. Texas Tech may have shown interest, but supposedly they never bothered to offer a scholarship to Washington.

Viewing Washington play in high school where they have all of the state championship games in the same location either in the Dallas Cowboy or the Houston Texans stadium and all of the games are

visible on television pretty much all year long after football is over.

James Washington looked pretty good against lower competition, and he looked like a guy that could be good as a junior, or a senior as he matured. Few, other than maybe Oklahoma State and their coaching staff, expected this much so soon from James Washington.

The ESPN rankings had Washington as their 147th best Wide Receiver in the country.They had him listed as a 5-11, 178 prospect from tiny Stamford, Texas.

Washington played right away as a true freshman and caught 28 passes for 456 yards and 4 Touchdowns.

As a sophomore, Washington hauled in 53 passes for and 1,087 yards and 10 Touchdowns. After 3 games of his junior season, Washington already has 19 receptions for 399 yards and 3 Touchdowns.

Saturday, against a good Pittsburgh Panthers team, James Washington had a career day. Washington caught 9 passes for 296 yards and 2 Touchdowns from Cowboy Quarterback Mason Rudolph. With 540 total passing yards, Rudolph and Washington led the Cowboys to a 45-38 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Washington has grown to 6-0, 205 and he has great hands.

Oklahoma State has had some great receivers in recent years. Dez Bryant was one of the nation’s very best Wide Receivers in 2008 and was even a possible Heisman candidate in 2009 before he was

suspended. Bryant was still a first round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.

Following Bryant was Justin Blackmon who caught an amazing 121 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 Touchdowns in 2011.

After such an incredible season, understandably Blackmon was picked with the 5th pick of the 1st round of the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Neither of these great Wide Receivers ever had as many yards receiving in one game as James Washington from tiny Stamford, Texas.

James Washington is not as big as Dez Bryant, or Justin Blackmon. He probably doesn’t possess their kind of speed, either.

Washington led his tiny community to a Texas high school football state championship. He’s a winner and a big play artist. Both Bryant and Blackmon left after their junior seasons, but I see Washington probably returning for his senior year. I am usually wrong about that prediction, but either way Washington is a fun guy to watch.

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