Cedar Hill DE Washington: UNT still in play

Cedar Hill defensive end Xavier Washington was the Defensive MVP of the Class 5A, Division II state title game. He said this week that he is still considering signing with North Texas. (The Dallas Morning News/Tom Fox )

UNT recruits had a heck of a run in the state championship games over the last few days at AT&T Stadium.

UNT wide receiver recruits O’Keeron Rutherford and Tee Goree both had big games while helping lead Carthage past Kilgore in the Class 3A, Division I state title game.

Rutherford (three catches, 79 yards) and Goree (three catches, 51 yards and 44 rushing yards, two touchdowns) look like really good gets for UNT.

Could there be another player UNT can pull who had a big game on the big stage?

Maybe.

Cedar Hill defensive end Xavier Washington was the Defensive MVP of the Class 5A, Division II game. Washington was all over the place for Cedar Hill, which beat Katy 34-24.

The question now is where Washington ends up.

I asked Washington, who replied in a message that he is still considering UNT.

UNT made Washington a priority all the way back to the summer when he participated in the Mean Green’s summer camps. Washington is a tad undersized for a defensive end at 6-foot-1 and 235 pounds, but can flat play.

Those are the kinds of guys UNT has thrived with in the past.

The Mean Green is quickly running out of scholarships, but Washington might be the type of guy UNT would grab, if it has the chance.

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