Gators Land 2013 Standout

Taking the north Florida area by storm, the Gators continue a hot day in recruiting landing yet another 2013 commitment on their second Junior Day of the year. Jacksonville trinity Christian safety Nick Washington made his commitment official Saturday when he told head coach Will Muschamp that he would be a Gator.

6'0 and 184-pound Nick Washington checks in from Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian and already has offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Liberty, Miami, South Carolina, UCF and Virginia to name a few but in the end only one mattered.

The University of Florida provided the best opportunity for Washington to play not only football but baseball as well. Washington informed the coaching staff during the Florida junior day moments ago.

Nick Washington's position coach at Trinity Christian Gus Scott, who just happens to be a gator great from secondaries past passed along the good news.

"Yes, he committed to Florida today," Scott said.

Scott has high praise for his standout safety

"The first thing that sticks out to me is he is a complete football player," Scott said. "He is a guy that has all the tools like he knows the game, works hard, and has the physical skills. If you give him a play book he will be able to make adjustments and understand it all."

There is an opportunity for Washington to play early as well.

"I don't want to jinx him but he is a guy that won't be overwhelmed with the mental part of the game.

Washington has had the Gators high on his radar for a long time. He visited for Friday Night Lights and returned to Gainesville on the following Tuesday with some of his high school coaches and his father. They met with coach Muschamp, Quinn and Travaris Robinson as well as Kevin O'Sullivan.

Washington is a big, fast, and physical defensive back that has great closing speed. He reads plays well and gets a good jump on the ball and is a sure tackler. Washington is a big pick up for the 2013 class. He is a yes sir no sir kind of guy and has very high character, the kind of player every coach wants on his team.

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