That's why a smiling Washington is counting calories, low-carb style.
"I am trying to lose a few pounds. I want to play between 235 and 240," Washington said. "I don't exactly know what I weigh but I am feeling good."
Washington, of course, is a big, physical fullback who had 1,161 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns during his senior season at Madison County High School. Slowed by a knee injury last season, Washington is looking to make up for lost time.
And he likes what he sees in the Seminoles.
"I think it all depends on how motivated and how ready we are to want to do good," Washington said. "Every year we have the chance to be the best. But it just depends if we have our minds right.
"Me personally, I am motivated. I am excited about two-a-days. I've grown a lot since my freshman year."
Coleman missed spring practice after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum (cartilage) in his shoulder. Dean, meanwhile, has added noticeable bulk to his upper body and is tipping the scales around 245 pounds.
Washington, meanwhile, has drawn comparisons to former FSU fullback Edgar Bennett, who also was dangerous runner/receiver for the Seminoles.
"I realize I can do that but I try to stay humble about it because I want to keep working hard," Washington said.
"I think everyone is going to have to be a leader this season because everyone is going to need motivation at some point. We all need to help each other."