RECRUITING: 'Cats offer 'high-jumping' Indiana WR

The Cats have been mulling offering more wide receivers after disappointingly losing Freddie Brown to South Carolina. They appear to have found a more then capable solution in Donald Washington.

Donald Washington received a recent home visit from Ohio State running backs coach Dick Tressel. The Buckeyes have not offered a scholarship yet, Washington said, but he has scheduled an official visit for Jan. 7.

"They said more than likely they will [offer a scholarship] in a few weeks," Washington said.

Ohio State is unique in that it is recruiting Washington as a safety. Every other school recruiting the Indianapolis product is looking at him as a wide receiver.

Washington picked up another scholarship offer recently as well, when the Wildcats of Kentucky joined the crowd.

Washington said he does not have any favorites and that he is still considering every school that has offered a scholarship—Wisconsin, Stanford, Duke, Miami (Ohio), Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky—plus Ohio State and Purdue.

In addition to the Jan. 7 visit to Columbus, Washington has an official visit scheduled for Jan. 14 with Duke.

At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, don't think of Washington as just another big receiver. The Indiana native has a 39-inch vertical jump, 4.5 forty time, and ability to log a near 25-foot long jump on the track.

Well, almost.

"I scratched the time I hit 25 feet," said Washington. "My best so far this year has been a 23'4."

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