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2019 DB wants to hear from Georgia

The freshman class in Georgia continues to look strong, as many freshman across the state have really put themselves in contention to be the best in the country. One defender who is starting to gain more attention is Parkview (GA) star Malik Washington.

When watching the defensive back go through drills during the Elite Junior Showcase at North Gwinnett (GA) last Sunday, the guy who stood out the most was Washington.  One of the youngest guys in the group, the 5-foot-9 180-pounder shows good athletic ability, and went through the drills easier than the rest.  Washington also ran one of the four fastest times at the showcase, and would have possibly won the final race if it were not for a late start.

The freshman star has seen his recruitment pick up early in the process, as he currently holds one offer from the Auburn Tigers.  While Auburn seems to have an early lead in his recruitment, there is another SEC team that Washington would love to hear from. 

"My favorite team has always been UGA." Washington said. "They (coaches) came down to my school to talk to me the other day but I was testing.  They said they would be back next week for spring practice."

An offer from the Bulldogs would be a special one for Washington and his family.

"An offer from UGA would mean the world." Washington said. "I grew up watching Herschel Walker highlights before my games dreaming of playing between the hedges and I still do!"

On film, Washington shows good athletic ability and a knack for the football.  He reads the quarterback well, can jump a route, and shows good hands when going for the football.  As a freshman playing against some of the best teams in the country, Washington routinely made impressive tackles and really knows how to lay a hit.  He looks great physically, and will continue to get faster and stronger throughout high school.  He closes on the ball carrier quick in run support, and showed the ability to intercept passes.

Look for Washington's recruitment to really pick up soon, as he should be one of the top defensive back prospects in the state in a loaded 2019 class.


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