Late Night Thoughts Hold 3-star WR Devell Washington From Commitment

Evan Petzold / WolveriensWire

Late Night Thoughts Hold 3-star WR Devell Washington From Commitment

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Late Night Thoughts Hold 3-star WR Devell Washington From Commitment

Bay City (Mich.) Central wide receiver Devell Washington usually lays in bed at night after a long day of working out, school and football practice.

Some nights, he thinks Ohio State is his leader. Often, he views Michigan as his home. Other times, it’s Michigan State all the way.

However, late night thoughts creep in for the 2020 three-star receiver, pushing him away from making a commitment.

“I say Ohio State is my top school but at night I question, ‘Do I really want to go that far?'”

Washington wrestles with those type of thoughts on a day-to-day basis. All while his team is 0-3 to start the 2018 season, falling to Frankenmuth, Muskegon Mona Shores and Midland Dow.

During Week 2, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound three-star packed his bags after a tough 35-0 loss and went to Ohio State’s season-opener on a visit. Following a 40-point loss in Week 3, he traveled to Ann Arbor for the Wolverines 49-3 blowout of Western Michigan.

“It was crazy,” Washington said of his trip to Ohio State after a Week 2 loss to Midland Dow. “They made me their main priority out of everyone there. It felt like it would be home.

Despite picking up offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan, Washington is only focused on three – Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.

“For Michigan, all the coaches text me, not just Coach (Jim) Harbaugh. All of them,” Washington claimed. “I feel like a priority.

“Michigan State has always been home. (Charles Rogers) is not biological, but he’s like an uncle to me, and he went there. I always thought that was sweet and he said he’d bring back his jersey for me.”

Washington said his recruitment is just starting to heat up. He has lately received letters from Arkansas, Alabama and Pittsburgh.

With his team being 0-3 to start the new campaign, Washington is working on developing thicker skin.

“I want to let everything out of my head,” Washington said. “Everything is negative and there’s nothing positive here. I’ve got to develop to be stronger with the negativity.”

Washington is ranked No. 453 in the 2020 class, No. 85 at his position and No. 10 in Michigan, according to 247Sports Composite.

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