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Saturday, March 2, 2013
Washington is No. 10 for Aggies

By Sam Khan Jr.

Texas A&M's second junior day of the year has gotten better as the hours have passed.

After scoring two commitments in the afternoon, a third 2014 player is on board in the form of Nederland (Texas) High School defensive tackle DeShawn Washington. At 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, Washington is the 10th commitment in the Aggies' 2014 class and the first defensive tackle.

On his Twitter account, Washington posted "It's official, I'm going to be a Aggie," and also confirmed his commitment via text message to GigEmNation.  He was one of several prospects in attendance at Texas A&M's junior day on Saturday in College Station, Texas. He joins Dylan Sumner-Gardner and Armani Watts as prospects who gave their pledge to the Aggies on Saturday.

Washington is the only class of 2014 defensive tackle from the Lone Star State that the Aggies have offered to date. He recently attended Texas' junior day but chose to shut down the process after taking in Aggieland on Saturday.

Depth is a need for the Aggies at defensive tackle, so Washington will be a welcome addition. Texas A&M signed four defensive tackles in their 2013 recruiting class, one of which [Jordan Points] was a mid-term enrollee and is already on campus. The other three -- ESPN 150 prospect Justin Manning, ESPN 300 signee Isaiah Golden and Hardreck Walker -- arrive in the fall.

Washington will add to that crop of youngsters for what should be a formidable interior defensive line for years to come. He held offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas Tech, among others.