Washington credited his former coach at Roselle Catholic, Dave Boff, with helping him in the recruiting process.
“He would contact me and my family about schools that wanted me and he was talking to schools about me even after I left,” Washington said. “He’s always kept in touch and wished me well throughout my whole senior year. He and coach Tommy Sacks keep in touch with me and that’s big for me because even though I left they still cared for me and that’s real. And that’s what I live by. I respect real people.”
Said Washington’s mother, Mary J. Truesdale-Jenkins: “Coach Boff is someone I consider a friend besides being Dre’s coach for 13 months at RC. I reached out to him and he said he would make a few calls and he did. I love him. He is committed to Leondre with no credit for himself.”
Washington joins point guard Jonathan Williams, small forwards Koby Thomas and Chris Coalmon and power forward Charles Bain in coach Andy Toole’s 2017 class.