Late in the 2021 recruiting cycle, there aren’t many uncommitted or unsigned prospects remaining, but the Texas Longhorns and new head coach Chris Beard offered one of the top recruits in that category on Thursday — Chandler (Ariz.) Compass Prep point guard TyTy Washington.
AGTG Blessed to receive an offer from University of Texas‼️ pic.twitter.com/iLj7dtkkD6— Tyty Washington (@tytywashington3) April 8, 2021
The 6’3, 185-pounder committed to Creighton last November, then saw his recruitment take off after deciding to explore other options in March. Offers poured in from schools like Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, and UCLA.
Texas Tech was one of the other schools to offer Washington during that time period, so Beard and assistant Ulric Maligi have spent the last four weeks or so building a relationship with Washington since extending that invitation to play in Lubbock.
Beyond the need to land scholarship players for the 2020-21 roster at Texas, Beard will also likely have to replacement senior point guard Matt Coleman. While Coleman hasn’t announced a decision yet, he’s widely expected to pursue his professional options after a strong four-year career on the Forty Acres.
Washington’s recruitment still seems relatively wide open, as there are not any 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions at this time.
A consensus four-star prospect, Washington is ranked as the No. 30 player nationally and the No. 3 point guard, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.