Three-star defensive end Tony Washington (6-4, 235, 4.7) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos has 11 offers on the table and it appears that he has more offers on the way. There are two schools, one from the SEC and the other from the Pac 10, that have picked up their interest.
Washington has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, , Hawai'i, Idaho, New Mexico State, Nevada, UTEP, Colorado State, San Diego State, and UNLV.
Vandy from the SEC and UCLA from the Pac 10 have increased their interest in Washington.
"Vanderbilt and UCLA have been contacting me a lot," Washington said. "Vandy has been saying that they are going to be watching me closely during this season and see how I do my first couple of games.
"UCLA has invited me to their first game and they told me that they hope that I can make it," Washington said. "They are also going to be watching me my first couple of games to how much I have improved.
As camps start all across the country, many players take this opportunity to see how prospective schools run their practices and take in an unofficial visit.
"I'm thinking of taking an unofficial visit to San Diego State this week," Washington said. "And my dad and I are thinking about maybe checking out UCLA when they start practice.
Is there a timeframe for Washington's decision?
"I'm really not sure," Washington said. "I'm thinking I want to take visits, so probably more than likely it will be after my season.
"I know I will be going to UTEP on September 12th," Washington said. "That's the only visit I have for sure right now.
"I'm thinking about setting a visit to Hawai'i," Washington said. "I want to check out Oregon State and Arizona."
Los Osos' head coach Tom Martinez feels his young edge player has the qualities required to be a D-I college player.
"Tony is very explosive off the ball and he has a long lean body that D-I schools like," Martinez said. "He has a tremendous wingspan and has the speed to down the ball carrier on the backside."
Besides being an outstanding football player, Washington gets it done in the classroom, too. He carries a 3.5 GPA. In the weight room, his current bench is 270, he has improved his squats to 455, recorded a 40-inch vertical and has run a 4.4 shuttle.
As a junior, Washington earned first-team all-league and first-team all-county after accounting for 45 tackles, 11 sacks and two fumble recoveries.