Washington thinks about options

For a long time it appeared that Lorenzo Washington was going to be heading to Alabama. Has that changed?

For a long time it appeared that Lorenzo Washington was going to be heading to Alabama. But that has changed. Washington, who has offers from the Tide as well as from Georgia, North Carolina, East Carolina, West Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Louisville, said that he enjoyed Georgia's camp so much that he has moved the Dawgs even with Alabama.

"It was like we were Bulldogs when we were at the camp," said Washington. "They worked me harder than everyone. Coach Garner was working me crazy," he said.

"I learned a lot of new things that are going to help me play better in the upcoming season," he added.

And while Georgia's camp impressed Washington, Bama is still doing its best to keep its attention. Alabama Defensive Ends coach Paul Randolph is doing a great job of recruiting Washington for the Tide. Washington said that Alabama's early advantage was as a result of him and Randolph clicking. "I went to the Alabama camp earlier this summer. I have a really good connection with Coach Randolph from Alabama. He offered me at my school," Washington said.

Georgia is countering Alabama's Randolph with Quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo. Washington said that Georgia was thinking about playing him as an offensive lineman, but that the Dawgs have reconsidered and now defensive line is probably where he would end up in Athens.

"They were recruiting me for both offensive line and defensive line. They do want me to play offensive line. But after talking with Coach Garner, now they think that I will be playing defensive line in college," he said.

"I want to play defensive line. But if I have to play offensive line to win I will. I will play anything," Washington added.

The good news for Bama and Georgia is that they are the co-leaders right now. But a third team that could be creeping into the recruiting war is a non-southern power. However, without an offer, Washington is a little skeptical.

"Right now Alabama and Georgia are tied. The Georgia camp was great. It helped Georgia a lot. But distance will not matter at all. I am not afraid of leaving home. My whole family is from Ohio. If Ohio State offers, it will depend on when they offer if I will be interested," he said.

"Even if they offer tomorrow, I will still have a lot of questions for them. Why haven't they recruited me so hard yet? Those are the questions that I would ask Ohio State," he said.


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