While he doesn’t hold any offers as of yet, Bay City (MI) Central 2020 wide receiver Devell Washington has started to see his recruitment heat up recently and was on campus at #15 Michigan State on Friday night for Michigan State’s game against Indiana in basketball action.
Spartan Nation caught up with Washington following his visit and he said he enjoyed having the chance to take in a basketball game while getting to know several members of the Spartan coaching staff.
“It was awesome, I loved the atmosphere,” he said. “I was invited to a basketball game with coach Staten, coach Tressel and coach Burton.”
While Washington is capable of playing on both sides of the football, he noted that in his interactions with the Michigan State coaching staff, have been with him mapped out to play wide receiver at the collegiate level.
While it’s still extremely early in the recruiting process for the 6-foot-4, 200 pound receiver, Washington also admitted that when he was on campus in East Lansing, he didn’t feel like he was a stranger, but felt that he was comfortable in those surroundings.
“I just love the atmosphere, the coaches,” he said. “I just felt like I’ve been there before, I really like it.”
Washington also told Spartan Nation that Michigan State is his favorite school and also has ties to the school as he is the nephew of Spartan great Charles Rogers.
“That’s my favorite school,” he said. “I had a relative that went there.”
But while he doesn’t hold an offer from the Spartans as of yet, Michigan State is a school that he has and will continue to look hard at and said that an offer from his favorite school would mean a great deal to him on a number of levels.
“A lot of things, it would mean I made it, I accomplished something,” he said. “It’s my dream school.”
Washington also confirmed to Spartan Nation that he will be back on campus this summer as he will be in attendance for Michigan State’s elite camp.
Off the field, Washington is one who takes his education seriously and already has a potential major picked out for when he reaches the college level.
“I want to improve my education greatly,” he said. “I want to study physical therapy at Michigan State.”
With two more years of high school football remaining for Washington, the 6-foot-4 standout receiver admitted that he still has plenty of things that he wants to work on to improve his all-around game.
“I need to get stronger,” he said. “I can work on my footwork and make improvements as a leader and my football IQ.”
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