LSU Moves into Top 3

2011 cornerback Jabriel Washington made the drive from the Volunteer State to Tiger Stadium on Saturday, and the junior headed home with a new team amongst his leaders.

The Tigers might have dropped their contest to No. 1 Florida, but the defense – which held one of the nation’s most prolific offenses to just 13 points – was on point for much of the night.

For 2011 cornerback prospect Jabriel Washington, the LSU defense was a joy to watch.

“Those guys really get after it; it was awesome,” he said. “Even when I was on the sideline before the game watching them warm up, I could tell that they were ready to get after it. The team played hard until the end, and I liked that.”

While on the sidelines, Washington witnessed the event that set the tone for the mood of the game.

“When Florida ran and started stomping at midfield, and the LSU players sprinted out there and got in their face, the stadium erupted,” he said. “I was standing right there by the 50-yard line as it was going down, and I was getting really excited.”

From there, the four-star prospect took to his seats in the student section, where he caught up with some fellow recruits.

“I sat with my parents, Cassius Marsh and then some guys from Texas,” Washington said. “We all had fun. We were cheering the whole time, and the students were insane. It was even crazier than I had heard. It was definitely the loudest stadium I have ever been to.

“I also took a tour of some of the campus with Marsh and some other guys, but we did not get to see everything,” he added. “I will have to come back and check out the academic side another time.”

Washington said that he plans to return to Baton Rouge for camp next summer, and the 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect said that the visit moved the Tigers even further up his list.

“LSU is definitely in my top three after that weekend,” he said.

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