Cowboys Close To Adding Wide Receiver Commit

James Washington

Mike Gundy should not be surprised if his cell phone rings early Tuesday morning and receives some good news. It may be a call from what is potentially the first commitment of a wide receiver in the 2014 recruiting class.

James Washington, a 5-11, 193-pound receiver from Stamford, Texas, made a visit with his mother, sister and cousin to Oklahoma State and Stillwater on Monday. He liked what he saw.

"It was a great visit," said Washington, who caught 78 passes for 1,147 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior last season in helping Stamford to a 14-1 record and the Texas Class A state championship.

In the Stamford Boys 35-28 victory over Mart in Cowboys Stadium in the Class A state championship game, Washington caught seven passes for 37 yards, including touchdown receptions of 9 and 2 yards.

"I was really impressed. That's the best stadium I've ever seen," said Washington, who spent most of his visit to OSU with Cowboys receivers coach Kasey Dunn and also met with first-year offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.

Although Washington said he did not make a commitment to Oklahoma State on Monday, "I'm thinking about it real hard.

"My dad didn't get to go with me and I want to visit with him before making a final decision," he said. "He's out on the farm plowing and he usually gets in pretty late, so I won't get to talk to him until late tonight or tomorrow morning."

Washington's best game of the 2012 season came in the first round of Stamford's 67-13 victory over Tahoka on Nov. 23. He caught six passes for 147 yards, including TD receptions of 41 yards in the first quarter and 22 yards and 61 yards in the second period, before adding a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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