Scotty Washington discusses recruitment; TCU offer

After a dislocated shoulder caused Scotty Washington to miss his entire junior season, the St. John’s Bosco (CA) student-athlete recently announced his decision to reclassify to 2022.

“I chose to reclass so I can graduate at 18 with me already being young,” Washington said. “I also wanted to play four years of high school basketball and another year will get me ready for college and get me stronger.”

This was good news for college programs that were waiting to see him play.

TCU, a few weeks after he announced the decision, offered him a scholarship.

“I really like how they play in transition and put their trust in players,” he said of TCU. “I’ve only talked to coach Duane Broussard but we have a lot in common, me and him. He used to live in LA and he said he had been watching me prior to the offer.”

Washington, considered by many to be one of the merging talents on the West Coast in the class of 2021, will likely be one of the heavily pursued prospects in the class of 2022 when his high career is said and done.

The extra year will allow him to continue to hone his skills and become an even better player.

He’s already got coaches attention due to his two-way ability and overall game.

“Coaches usually like my skill set and playmaking ability. I usually beat my man, whether I score it or find a teammate,” Washington explained. “Coach Broussard mentioned how good I was getting buckets and not allowing my man to score on the other end.”

“Coaches also like how I can space the floor with my jumper.”

So far, Colorado State, UCSB, Montana, TCU, Boise State and Weber State are recruiting Washington the hardest.

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