Massive High School Lineman Byron Washington Dwarfs Steve Sarkisian Because Everything Is Bigger In Texas

DeSoto High School football offensive lineman Byron Washington is 380 pounds
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Everything is bigger in Texas and offensive tackle Byron Washington is no exception to that rule. He is taller than most NFL linemen and weighs as much as the heaviest player in the league — as a junior in high school.

On his team’s official roster, Washington is listed at 6-foot-7, 340 pounds. However, he contends that he is up to 6-foot-8, 380 pounds and nobody is going to contest those measurements because they pass the eyeball test.

The Texas-native somehow looks even bigger without his pads on.

Washington, who plays for DeSoto High School in the Lone Star State, is a rising star in the college football recruiting Class of 2025. Although there is still a long way to go in the process, he currently holds scholarship offers from Texas, TCU, Oregon, Arizona State and Grambling State.

The first three schools are highest on his radar, with Longhorns offensive line coach Kyle Flood making him feel closest thus far.

Kyle Washington is the biggest offensive lineman in high school football.

Steve Sarkisian offered Washington back at the end of July. The 49-year-old head coach is not a particularly small guy at somewhere around 6-foot/6-foot-2, 200ish pounds.

He looks like a dwarf next to young man he hopes will be his future insurance policy on the blind side. Goodness.

There is still some work to be done if Washington wants to blossom into a star on the next level. He’s doing whatever it takes to get to that point.

In the meantime, though, his enormous frame and strong base allows him to bullies smaller defenders and moves bodies as a run blocker.

Washington is also pretty light on his feet for his size, which allows him to keep up with faster pass rushers in pass protection. And then he mauls them.

No matter where Washington ends up, his presence will be felt as soon as he steps foot on campus. With nearly two full seasons left to continue to fine-tune his game, the NFL frame is only going to continue to be an asset to his game, rather than his technique being an asset to his frame!