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Raphael Washington

RECRUITING A TIGHT END poses a unique challenge in that the prospect needs to have the skills of a wide receiver and an offensive lineman, all in a big enough package to boot. One in the black and orange orbit you haven't heard a whole lot about who has an Oregon State offer hails out of Ventura, Calif., and he gives an update on recruiting.

Raphael Washington (6-4, 255) holds offers from Oregon State, Nevada, UNLV. He says he has been hearing from those three schools "big time" since Sept. 1. Other schools he's heard from or have been down to see Mater Dei play in the last six weeks include UCLA, USC, Arizona, Oregon, Washington State and UW. Washington said he has not yet taken his SAT and won't until next month so official...

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