Rather than suiting up for the Texas Longhorns, Houston C.E. King safety Bryson Washington will soon suit up against them at least once each season.
On Thursday, long after listing Texas and Oklahoma as his finalists this spring, the four-star safety brought his recruitment to a close and sided with the Sooners.
I Would Like To Thank My Family, My Friends, And God For Putting Me In The Position I Am In Today✍ pic.twitter.com/QTukjy6Nkc— ¹⁵ (@ChasingDream8) July 5, 2019
Prior to his pledge, Oklahoma owned each of his five Crystal Ball picks.
However, there was a point earlier during Washington’s recruitment when Texas was considered the favorite, and Washington dubbed Texas as his top school at the time of his offer last summer.
“UT is a great program, I love UT,” Washington told BON’s Joe Hamilton last October. “I love the coaches. I love everything about UT, it’s a great school.”
Since those remarks, Washington has made multiple trips to Austin, with his most recent trip taking place just weeks ago for the Longhorns’ Heat Wave pool party, and that trip was for an official visit. Nevertheless, despite the Longhorns seemingly leading early on and hosting Washington for his most recent trip, the Sooners captured the momentum throughout the summer and, of course, that momentum never faded.
Despite missing on Washington, who’s ranked as the nation’s No. 15 safety, per the 247Sports Composite. Texas still remains in the mix with some elite-level options in the form of Duncanville star Chris Thompson Jr., Tucson (Az.) Salpointe Catholic product Lathan Ransom, and Pearland Shadow Creek standout Xavion Alford.