High Point Andrews star Tony Washington headed to Appalachian State

Good news for football/basketball star Michael “Tony” Washington from High Point Andrews as plans to take the ride up to Boone and play for Coach Jerry Moore and the ASU Mountaineers.

Tony Washington, a wide receiver from High Point Andrews, has committed to play football at Appalachian State.

The Mountaineers also received a commitment from linebacker Michael Frazier of Conway, S.C., yesterday, and commitments Sunday from quarterback Jamill Lott of Kannapolis Brown and safety Troy Sanders of Chester, S.C., after campus visits.

Washington (5-11, 185) chose the Mountaineers over finalists Furman and Coastal Carolina, according to Coach Rodney McCoy of Andrews.

Washington, a Shrine Bowl participant, had 43 receptions for 600 yards and caught eight touchdown passes for the Red Raiders last season. He also rushed for 350 yards and five touchdowns and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns.

“He did everything for us,” said McCoy, whose team was 8-4 last season. “He even threw a touchdown pass. He’s quite an athlete and an even better student.”

Lott (6-0, 175) rushed for 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns and passed for 1,800 and 20 touchdowns last season out of an offense similar to ASU’s spread formation.

“I really like the offense,” said Lott, who picked the Mountaineers over Elon. “I’m probably considered more of a running quarterback but I can pass and I’m working on my passing game.”

Brown was state runner-up to the Dudley Panthers in Class 3-AA last season.

Tony Washington played football for HPA coach Rodney McCoy and now he is playing basketball for coach James Abell.

*****Major content of story from Tommy Bowman of the Winston-Salem Journal at www.journal.com*****

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