Top high school programs like Don Bosco Prep, Bergen Catholic and St. Peter's Prep have long dominated the New Jersey non-public scene. Now Paramus Catholic is trying to get into the fight. While rising junior Jabril Peppers is considered one of the top players in his class nationally, there are other teammates who are making their own noise. 2014 WR Tyrone Washington has one early offer and is now looking for more.
"Recruiting is going well," said Washington, who is 6-foot-2 and 185-pounds. "I have the offer from Rutgers, and Michigan, Miami, Boston College and Maryland have interest in me."
Washington is relieved to have an early offer.
"It feels very good because not a lot of kids get an offer in the 10th grade, but I gotta keep humble and stay focused," he said.
During the summer Washington has not had the opportunity to attend any college camps, but he does hope to check out games at Michigan and Maryland this fall.
"I'm hoping to see a team being like a family and good coaching," said Washington, who claims not to have followed any schools while growing up.
With expectations are higher than normal at Paramus Catholic, Washington has been busy this off-season.
"I'm learning new things in every practice and I can't wait to get back on the field," he said "I've worked on my break away speed this off-season. I'm trying to get to 1,000 receiving yards this season and for the team to get to the state championship game and win it."