Signing Day Capsule: Jacory Washington

LSU has received a National Letter of Intent from TE Jacory Washington. The four-star prospect is officially a Tiger.

Jacory Washington first emerged as one of the nation's top tight ends the summer before his junior year. Washington hit the camp circuit hard, impressing at every stop. He landed numerous offers that summer from just about every major program in the SEC and around the country. LSU was one of them as they wanted desperately to add him to their passing attack.

Washington didn't wait long to pull the trigger. On a visit to LSU's campus in January 2013 for the annual "Boys from the Boot" event, Washington decided to make his commitment, which he stuck with until the very end. Even though other schools came hard after him, and he always talked about taking visits, Washington proved to be one of LSU's most solid commits and was a major win for the Tigers in terms of keeping the top talent in Louisiana.

Washington carries the tight end tag with him because of his size, but he's a true pass catcher in every sense. He often flexed out as a wide receiver in high school, an enormous mismatch against defenders. Washington high points the ball well and is a smooth runner considering he's pushing 6-foot-5.

He'll come in as LSU's second TE passing target behind Desean Smith, but if Washington can quickly understand the offense and improve his route running, he might just see the field in 2014. Athleticism like his doesn't come around often (he did win the skills competition at the Under-Armour game) and Cam Cameron will be jonesing at the bit to get him in his offense.


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