Washington Soars Past Austin Behind Loaded Backfield

    By National Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44

    Houston Booker T. Washington is coming off a District Title in 2022, where they were 10-0 for the first time since the 1990’s and this team is back ready to defend their title. The Eagles were coming off a tough loss in week one to Wharton, where they loss in the final seconds after playing a great game for most of the contest. Washington came back with a vengeance Thursday Night when they took on the Austin Mustangs at home, this time leaving no doubt by taking charge early and winning in dominant fashion 40-0. The Eagles have a loaded backfield that features three running backs who set the tone behind a stout offensive line, a new starter at quarterback, who paced the air attack versus the Mustangs and their defensive captain at safety who is also a vocal team leader. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. We highlight several standouts who helped lead Washington to their first win of the season.


    Mason Bean | Class of 2025 | Running Back |@MasonBean2025

    Bean has a compact, stout build, he has a piston like leg drive with a powerfully built lower half that he gets full use of when he gets a head of steam. Mason has a quick first step, he runs with a forward lean and on his second touchdown run he showed a burst at the second level in his sprint to the end zone. Look for Bean to continue to pound the rock for the Eagles this season, he is a player to keep an eye on.


    Camron Taylor| Class of 2025 | Quarterback 

    Taylor is calm in the pocket, he has the skill set to evade the rush with his quick feet and when sets his feet he delivers a smooth, catchable ball to his targets. Camron spread the football around to his receivers all night, he showed a quick release and Taylor has good touch on his deep ball. As Taylor begans to get more comfortable at quarterback after moving over from receiver, the more potent this Eagle attack will be this season.



    Daveon Houston | Class of 2024 | Running Back |@DaveonHouston3

    Houston is a slasher with the ability to cut on a dime, he has good vision in the open field and his ability to make defenders miss enabled him to carve up the Mustang defense. Daveon gets skinny in the hole, he runs with power and he has a burst at the second level that allows him to separate from defenders. Houston is the perfect change of pace back for the Eagles and look for him to be a key cog in the Washington attack this season.


    Robert Hawkins | Class of 2025 | Running Back | @Dabiggestsacc

    Hawkins is an elusive runner, who has the skill set to make defenders miss routinely and he was able to break ankles all night versus Austin. Robert has a lean, sleek, build and Hawkins has the speed to score from any distance. Hawkins lined up out at wide receiver also and his blocking was on full display, hounding defensive backs all night with his physical play.


    Avery Ina | Class of 2024 | Defensive Back | @Averyina3

    Avery has a long, athletic build with an extended reach and he runs to the ball carrier with deadly intentions. Ina played from sideline to sideline all night making plays from all angles. Ina makes the shift to the backend after being a starter at outside linebacker last season and he hasn’t missed a beat. Avery runs the alleys under control taking proper angles to the ball carrier, on several plays he timed his blitzes perfectly, making tackles behind the line and when he attacks he lays the wood. Ina is going to be a steal for a college program looking to add a playmaking safety.


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