After posting 9 interceptions as a sophomore, opposing coaches learned their lesson and threw away from this hard hitting safety his junior year. Carlos Washington stands to be one of the top defensive backs in the south next year, and he'll likely camp at Clemson this summer.
One thing for sure, is that you can't call coaches in North Carolina crazy. After posting 130 tackles and 9 interceptions as a sophomore, free safety Carlos Washington (6'1, 207, 4.5) saw his number of picks drop to 3 as a junior. "Yeah, I had 9 when I was in 10th grade, but they kind of quit throwing it my way this year," Washington said with a laugh. "I only ended up with 3 this year." Credit the opposing coaches for knowing when to say when.
Assistant Coach Brian Clary said the staff is really high on Washington's abilities. "He's been starting for us since he was a freshman," said Clary. "We play him at free safety so he can roam sideline to sideline. He's one of the best tacklers around. When tackles people, they stay tackled."
Washington has gotten early offers from Wake Forest and North Carolina, but does not list a clear leader at this point. "I like North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Florida, and Oregon right now. I don't really care about staying in state or going out of state. I'm camping at North Carolina for sure, and I might go to Clemson."
With a 320 pound bench press, Washington is physically ready to move on to the college level right now at either free or strong safety, but unfortunately for Crest High School's opposing coaches, they're going to have to spend another year throwing the ball away from Carlos Washington.
School Preferences: North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Oregon, Wake Forest, and Clemson
Coach's Comments: "He's started for us since he was a freshman. A great tackler that is all over the field." - Coach Brian Clary
Summer Camps: North Carolina and possibly Clemson.