The Texas Longhorns are continuing to make their presence felt in California. The latest example came on Friday morning with the ‘Horns extending an offer to elite 2020 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei safety Bryson Washington.
With Texas now in the mix, Washington’s offer list is up to 11 schools, as he also holds invitations from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Oregon, among others. Washington now joins several teammates with a Texas offer in hand. Oregon commit Mase Funa holds an invitation, along with key Texas targets in five-star athlete Bru McCoy and elite 2020 dual-threat quarterback Bryce Young. As is, the Longhorns are in a great position with the latter two and Washington can be included in that conversation now, as well, as evident by him calling Texas his top school in his Twitter announcement.
Unlike the others, though, Washington actually hails from Texas, as he attended C.E. King in Houston last season, where he totaled 56 tackles, 23 pass breakups and five interceptions as a sophomore. Four of those interceptions were returned for touchdowns.
Such efforts earned Washington AP Class 6A first-team all-state honors, as well as a ranking as the nation’s No. 139 player and the No. 3 safety in his class. Furthermore, Washington is now the only 2020 safety with a Texas offer.
The Longhorns are yet to pick up their first 2020 pledge.