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Texas ATH adjusts to new role

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With summer just around the corner college coaches continue to hit the recruiting trail checking-in on prospective recruits as high school spring practices get wrap-up and underway.
That story could not be any closer to the truth than at Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Summit where coaches from Rice and Minnesota checked-in on 5-foot-11, 203 pound athlete Lewis Washington earlier this month.
"Rice and Minnesota coaching staffs both came to my school last week," said Washington who holds offers from both visitors. "Rice's running backs coach and offensive coordinator came up here, and then Minnesota's recruiting coordinator and receivers coach came by.
"They didn't really talk to me much, but they did talk to my coaches quite a bit."
As for his spring on the gridiron, Washington was quite pleased to announce a position change.
"Right now, I have to learn a lot," he said. "I'm the main running back. I'm the only one back there, so there is a lot to still learn. Last year I played a little running back, but it was more in a 'Wildcat' type formation."
And while he is undecided on what camps he will attend this summer the Mansfield Summit product did give a rave review of the Oklahoma State spring game.
"We just went up there and they let us see the facilities… Their receivers coach Gunter Brewer and running backs coach Robert Gillespie showed us around," Washington said. "I had a good time though everyone up there was great."
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