Three-star point guard Jaylen Washington chooses North Texas

Grant McCasland became arguably the best point guard in the Lone Star State junior class. Tonight the three star floor at all Jaylen Washington announced its commitment to Mean Green in North Texas.

“The coaching staff has been great from day one,” Washington said of his commitment. “I met an AC coach (Achoki Moikobu) in November and since I met him we have been talking daily. You can feel when guys trust you, believe in you, and genuinely love you. I felt like this is what I’m getting here.”

A sly 5’9 security guard from Dallas, Texas, Lake Highlands High, Washington chose Mean Green over offers from Jackson State And Company. He says he felt the love of the whole program during and after his official visit.

“During my visit, I spoke with Coach McCasland and felt that he loved me as much as Coach AC did,” Washington said. “All the staff were great and the team treated me well. I feel like it’s a big family program.”

With his commitment, Washington is the first commitment in McCastland’s 2024 recruiting class. He also resumes the streak for a program to bring in local talent from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex after a three-star senior quarterback. Alex Cotton promised back in October.

Asked what he plans to bring to the program, Washington considers the current starting point guard Tylor Perry as an example of where he should study and pick up.

“The program should expect energy and leadership from me,” Washington said. “I am enthusiastic and I am the kind of player who wants to do his job. I am looking for my teammates to participate in the creation for themselves. Their point guard is playing a big role now and I feel like I can come in and carry the same torch.”

With three stars, Washington is ranked 35th in the 247Sports Positional Rankings of the nation’s juniors.


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