Focus 2004

Miami (Fla.) Killian's Bobby Washington is arguably the state of Florida's top running back and he might be one of the best in the nation. For the last three seasons, the 6-foot-1 and 200 three-time all-county star has been rolling through defenses in Dade County. TheTerritory caught up with the South Florida phenom to discuss his upcoming recruitment.


Miami (Fla.) Killian's Bobby Washington is arguably the state of Florida's top running back and he might be one of the best in the nation. For the last three seasons, the 6-foot-1 and 200 three-time all-county star has been rolling through defenses in Dade County. The Territory.org caught up with the South Florida phenom to discuss his upcoming recruitment.

Washington, who compares his style of play to Edie George, rushed for 1,056 yards and 20 touchdowns this past season as a junior.

What is the secret to his success?

"I have real good vision,'" Washington, who is the first cousin of Oakland Raider safety Derrick Gibson, said. "In addition to my vision, I use a burst of speed to break into the open field."

In this early process, Washington has the most interest in Miami, Florida State, Tennessee, Texas and Texas A&M. But one team stands out from the rest.

"I grew up a fan of UM," he said. "I want to play close to home and if the Canes offered I would commit right away."

This spring, he will attend the Miami Nike camp.

What kind of advice does Cousin Derrick give him?

"He tells me to keep my grades up and to focus on the football field," Washington said.

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