Second team All-Big 12.
Rated by Rivals as the No. 5 overall prospect (any position) in the state of Missouri, as well as the No. 20 running back prospect in the nation ... Ranked by Super Prep as the No. 50 overall prospect (any position) in the Midlands region ... Was a key figure to one of the most dominant team periods in Missouri history, as Ray-Pec won 3 straight Class 5 titles from 2004-06, on a combined record of 36-3 ... Had 5,500 yards from scrimmage and 83 TDs in his impressive career, twice being named the Kansas City offensive player of the year ... Scored an unreal 12 combined TDs in those 3 title games (8 TD rushes, 2 pass receptions, 1 punt return and 1 fumble return) ... Was a man among boys as he almost single-handedly led his team to a 42-32 win in the 2006 Class 5 state title game against Kirkwood ... Scored 5 of his team's 6 TDs in the game, on 3 runs (13, 1 and 65 yards in length), 1 pass reception (23 yards), and for good measure, he added a 68-yard punt return for a TD with just 1:59 left in the game to ice the championship ... Ended the day with 174 yards rushing, and he also forced and recovered a fumble on defense, as well, as Ray-Pec ended the year with a 10-3 record ... Rushed for 1,930 yards and 31 TDs as a senior in 2006, and also caught 22 receptions for 347 yards and 8 TDs, on his way to earning Class 5 offensive player of the year honors ... Also scored 4 TDs in the 2005 Class 5 title game (won by Ray-Pec, 43-21 over McCluer North), on runs of 1, 5, and 34 yards, and a 4th coming on a 48-yard pass from Mizzou TE Chase Coffman's brother, Carson ... Had 99 yards rushing and 115 yards receiving on the day, as Ray-Pec closed the season with a perfect 13-0 record ... Had nearly 2,300 yards from scrimmage as a junior, as he rushed for 1,326 yards (averaging a whopping 15.1 yards per attempt) and 22 TDs, while catching 31 passes for 861 yards (27.8 avg.) and 7 more TDs ... Also scored 3 TDs as a sophomore in 2004 in the Class 5 state title game, in leading Ray-Pec to a 37-18 win over McCluer North ... Scored on runs of 2 and 10 yards, and later on a 15-yard fumble recovery ... A well-rounded athlete who also lettered in basketball and track for his school ... High school coach - Tom Kruse.
Parents - Donald & Sarah Washington ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, Colorado State and Kansas, among others ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Andy Hill.
- Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion Tuskegee will hold its Pro Day today at 1 p.m. at Cleve Abbot Stadium. Scouts from six NFL teams, a list that includes the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars, are scheduled to be in attendance. Nine players, a group headlined by conference Player of the Year running back Derrick Washington, a Missouri transfer, will work out.
Washington was one of eight finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy award, the Division II equivalent to the Heisman. The 6-foot, 215-pounder rushed for 1,679 yards and 14 touchdowns in his only season in a Golden Tigers' uniform and played in the inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic in Montgomery back in January along with teammate and first-team all-conference defensive back William Buford. - Nick Birdsong, Alabama Live
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