"I've been talking to Coach (Steve) Ensminger and Coach (Adam) Henry from LSU, and Coach (Burton) Burns from Alabama. They all tell me to keep getting bigger, keep working hard, and that I'll be an Elephant or a Tiger one day."
Washington (6-5, 215) has positive things to say about each program.
"Those coaches are real good people," he began. "Alabama showed me love when I visited (during the summer), and LSU takes care of me when I visit for their games."
Washington and his teammates at Class 3A Westlake are 5-3 this season. The Rams are looking to break a two-game losing streak this week vs. the Crowley Gents.
"We want to bounce back against Crowley," said Washington, whose offer sheet also includes Texas A&M, UCLA, San Diego State, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Indiana, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Washington and the in-state Ragin' Cajuns in Lafayette.
It's imperative for Westlake to avoid the upset bug this week as teams jockey for playoff position.
Louisiana's postseason brackets are drawn based on power ratings; a loss to 2-7 Crowley would almost certainly put Westlake on the road in the first round.