Tuesday night recruiting notes and thoughts (Washington to visit Northwestern)

Well, now we know the mystery third school that has jumped into the race to land Xavier Washington, the Cedar Hill defensive end who has quickly become the intriguing story on the UNT front in this signing class.

I talked to Cedar Hill head coach Joey McGuire yesterday. He confirmed that Washington might take another trip, but said he wasn’t positive the visit would take place. And he didn’t indicate where Washington might go

Washington is a really smart guy, which is why some of the service academies were interested.

Northwestern recruits Texas and has a commitment from Plano West running back Auston Anderson. Frisco Wakeland defensive end/outside linebacker Noah Westerfield committed to Northwestern and then backed out to go to Cal.

It looked like the race for Washington was down to UNT and Houston. We know now that Northwestern will get a shot and have the last official visit before signing day.

UNT will play the “Mom Card” hard and try to get Washington to stay close to home. Northwestern’s edge would be the academic reputation of the school (and yes, UNT is a very good school).

In a side note, while UNT is still trying to finish out for 2014, the next cycle is always looming.

UNT will begin working on putting together its 2015 board/class pretty quickly.

Finally, I can’t resist (and I know I will catch some grief for mentioning this):

Big win for former UNT coach/future UNT Hall of Famer Johnny Jones, whose Tigers beat No. 11 Kentucky tonight.

And that is in no way a commentary on anything other than one of the good guys and great coaches in UNT history (if you don’t believe me look back at his track record) continuing to build something special in Baton Rouge just like he did at UNT.

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