Washington Looking Forward to Junior Day

Four-star safety Nick Washington of Jacksonville Trinity Christian will be headed to Gainesville next weekend and is looking forward to the trip. The Florida Gators will be hosting a ‘Junior Day' for class of 2013 prospects and showing them the program and the school in the process. Already familiar with Florida, Washington still is ready to make another trip.

Nick Washington is the kind of prospect that not only does things well on the field, but also off the field.

"You won't find a better kid," Trinity Christian head coach Verlon Dorminey told Scout.com a few weeks ago. "He is a hard worker, a good leader, and does well in the classroom. Whoever he plays for, they will be glad they got him."

On the field, Washington is a head hunter with speed and athletic ability, but he plays his cerebral game is a big part of it all as well.

"His football knowledge is what makes him a good football player," Dorminey said. "He has all the athletic skills and you see that, but for him to have the knowledge he has of the game is huge. He can get people in the right spots.

"Instincts are easy for him. I think he can play wherever he wants to play, corner or safety."

Big time programs are lining up to get Washington. Offers from Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and South Carolina have heated up his recruitment.

"Clemson is coming really hard, Auburn, Florida State, South Carolina, Alabama," he said. "Notre Dame has also come in a little bit."

The Florida Gators seemed to have really stepped their game up in his recruitment. The Gators are a favorite for the 6-0, 175 pound safety.

"I am just talking to Florida a lot more in the last couple of weeks and I will be heading to their ‘Junior Day' next Saturday," Washington said. "I definitely like Florida a lot and they are at the top of the list."

Florida's secondary coach is one of the better recruiters on staff. Travaris Robinson has had a special influence on Washington's recruitment.

"Coach T-Rob and I have a great relationship," he said. "I am looking forward to getting down there and meeting him again. He likes that I am a physical player, have good speed, and cover skills and wants to see me in orange and blue."

Washington is just ready to see his leader again and will bring some folks with him.

"I just want to talk to the coaches and see again what the campus is like," he said. "I will be over there with my parents. I may bring Ahmad Fulwood, but that is about it."

Florida is trying to rebuild a family based program after a couple of years of transition with coaches and players alike. Washington will be looking hard at these kind of things when he goes to make a final decision on which school he wants to attend in the future.

"I just want a family based team," he said. "I want a good atmosphere to play in and good academics, that is really about it."


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