Tigers Lead for Top SC Athlete

Another recruiting season, another bout for in-state prospects between the Gamecocks and the Tigers. This time around the battle is over Allendale-Fairfax safety Michael Washington.

S Michael Washington
6-3, 210, 4.6
Allendale-Fairfax High School
Fairfax, South Carolina

Both Palmetto State schools have offered the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder who owns a 4.60-second forty-yard dash time, but Clemson holds a slight edge.

"Clemson is my leader," remarked Washington. "They were the first team that was interested in me, and they said I have a chance to play now. I can come on as a freshman and start." If South Carolina expects to gain any ground, the Gamecocks' coaching staff need to act quickly as Washington plans to make a final decision relatively soon.

"I'm going to go to a few football camps and see if I get any more offers," stated Washington. "I plan on committing in August."

Although not set in stone, Washington's summer camping schedule is set to include trips to Columbia and Clemson.

Washington, who hits like a linebacker, compiled 85 tackles, and 20 pass breakups during his junior campaign. We will continue to keep you updated on this top defensive back, right up through signing day.

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