The 2018 cycle was certainly good to the Texas Longhorns.
Tom Herman’s first full class in Austin concluded as the third-best recruiting haul in the country and as the headliner of the Big 12, and much of that success came courtesy of staff abundant with in-state recruiting ties.
Among those recruiting behind the Texas brand for the first time throughout the 2018 cycle was Jason Washington, the Longhorns first-year recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach, who followed Herman from Houston. In doing so, Washington made the transition from recruiting at a Group of Five program to a college football blue blood quite seamlessly. Per 247Sports, Washington has been credited as the lead recruiter for 5-star defensive back Caden Sterns, a quartet of 4-star prospects in Houston-area cornerbacks Anthony Cook, Jalen Green, and D’shawn Jamison, as well as 4-star wide receiver Joshua Moore and high-upside athlete Michael Williams.
Furthermore, Washington also served as the secondary recruiter for 4-star wide receiver Al’vonte Woodard and 3-star kicker Cameron Dicker.
As a result of the work Washington put forth in helping Texas secure for six All-Americans and eight prospects overall, CBS Sports’ Barton Simmons ranked Washington as the third-best recruiter throughout the 2018 cycle.
“It was a good year to be a defensive backs coach in the state of Texas if you were a good enough recruiter to capitalize,” Simmons said. “According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, there were six defensive backs out of Texas ranked in the national Top100. 247Sports ranked three defensive backs within the five-star ranks alone.”
“Washington was the primary recruiter on two of those five stars in CB Jalen Green and S Caden Sterns,” Simmons added. “He was also the primary recruiter on another four-star cornerback in D’Shawn Jamison and four-star wide receiver Joshua Moore. That group powered Texas’ best recruiting class since 2012.”
According to Simmons, only Georgia running back coach, Dell McGee, and Ohio State defensive coordinator, Greg Schiano, ranked higher than Washington.
Of course, Georgia and Ohio State finished with the No. 1 and No. 2 classes, per the 247Sports Composite, with Texas rounding out the top three, thanks in large part to Washington, the Longhorns new-found ace recruiter.
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