November 16

Mike Gundy Compares James Washington to Justin Blackmon

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. James Washington took over in the starting lineup last season, and exploded on the scene with a team-leading six touchdowns last season.Washington was a little known recruited out of Stamford, Texas, who apparently competed in basketball, track AND tennis, to go along with football. Apparently his competitive nature and his impressive dunks were enough for receiver coach Kasey Dunn to pull the trigger and offer him a scholarship.“He was at a small school, so nobody was really recruiting him,” Gundy told ESPN. “But we thought, this guy really is a big-time athlete.”I tend to agree.AdChoices广告Even Mason Rudolph chimed in on the praise. “”He’s got great hands, his football IQ is tremendous. He sees things that I’ll see as a quarterback.”Despite the fact that Washington lead his football team to back-to-back state championship titles in football, his only big offer came from the Pokes – and Gundy’s faith in the young receiver has only grown.“You see similarities out there with Blackmon,” Gundy said. “He’s explosive, competitive, great practice player. Blackmon was that way.” He goes on to say that Washington is in a ‘different class’ when it comes to his ability to accelerate and run through the ball.Kyle already predicted Washington to be the go-to homerun threat this year – Now I’m not so convinced that he isn’t the best receiver OSU has on the roster.last_img read more