``We just got rain here," said the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior. "I was worried. We're very lucky that it didn't come this way."
Washington (Scout.com, No. 39) said he's still been unable to contact his Louisiana Select teammates Demond Carter and Kevin Branch to find out how they are their families are doing after the devastation that hit New Orleans last week.
For now, Washington is focusing on his "other" sport. He recently decided to take up football for the first time since high school. He caught a pair of passes in his first game this past weekend and is also the team's backup quarterback.