Washington hearing from LSU

The recruiting season always sees a number of prospects enter the game during the final stages of the process. The 2009 year has been no different, and one of the names that Tiger fans are beginning to hear about is Shreveport's L'Damian Washington.

Green Oaks High athlete L'Damian Washington gave his pledge to the coaches at Louisiana Tech in December.


With signing day approaching, however, the 6-foot-4, 185 pound prospect is weighing out his options before he makes one final move.


"I'm not sure if this Tech commitment will hold up, just because I have been hearing from a lot of big time schools and their coaches down the stretch so I have some things to think about" Washington said. "That commitment really will not be a factor in holding me back from thinking about other schools, because this is just my one chance to get to that next level."


What are the alternative routes to college that the 2-star hopes to explore?


"Nebraska, Minnesota and LSU are the three teams that have been on me lately," Washington said. "Minnesota and Nebraska are the two pulling the hardest.


"Coach [Bo] Pelini at Nebraska and coach Lewis at Minnesota have both been to my house for in-home visits this past week. I am headed to Nebraska this weekend, because coach Pelini really wants to get me out there to see things."


As for the Tigers, Washington said that he was able to showcase his talents to the staff through both his senior season performance as well as the Sportsman's Paradise Bowl.


"I have been down to LSU for a game, and I got to meet coach [Les] Miles and some of the other guys," he said. "They started picking up on me lately, and coach Mac said that he really liked what he saw from me in the Sportsman's Paradise Bowl."


Where does that leave the Shreveport-native with the in-state Bayou Bengals?


"As for moving forward, I am not really sure where the Tigers are," added Washington. "I know I would probably be on board if they came on any stronger with an offer or something.


"The contact is not daily, so at this point in the game, with the numbers having to fit, I am not sure about being a Tiger. I am just going to take this visit and then decide on my final call from the schools interested at that point."


Washington caught 53 passes for 1,604 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season.


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