BSD’s recruiting staff sat down for a roundtable on each prospect Penn State signed in the 2020 class. Coming in at No. 6 was four-star WR Parker Washington.
What makes you excited about Parker Washington?
“The easier question would be what doesn’t excite me about Parker Washington. The Texas native is an electric play maker with great hands and a college ready build. He also has the ability to play on the outside or in the slot. With KJ Hamler going pro, it would not be a surprise to see Washington earn a starting role in 2020.” --Marty
What worries you about Parker Washington?
“I view Washington as one of the safer bets in the class. Of course, weirder things have happened, but it’s tough to envision a scenario where Washington doesn’t have a respectable career in Happy Valley. Still, he has his flaws. First and foremost, he’s listed at just 5-foot-10, and doesn’t have a lanky frame to make up for the lack of height. Secondly, he’s a good athlete, but is he an elite one? He’s clearly very shifty and quick, but can he consistently take the top off defenses? It seems nitpicky, but if he doesn’t have above-average size and lacks *elite* speed, I think his ability to play anywhere beyond the slot is more wishful thinking than anything.” --Patrick
Do you think Parker Washington will be redshirted next season? Around what point of his career do you think he pushes for meaningful playing time?
“Washington will play, and he will play early and often unless injury dictates otherwise.” --Clay
What is your projection for Parker Washington: depth provider, starter, multi-year starter, all-conference, or all-american?
Clay: All-conference. I’m not sure it’ll be first team, but I envision Washington catching a ton of balls for Penn State similar to DaeSean Hamilton.
Patrick: Multi-year starter.
Lastly, where do you have Parker Washington ranked in Penn State’s class?