OL signee to open things back up

Brandon Washington's eligibility status for the fall has been up in the air all summer and CanesTime.com has all the latest.

Brandon Washington didn't take any official visits during last recruiting season because he didn't take the ACT until after National Signing Day. He inked with the hometown Hurricanes and then began trying to become qualified.

After scoring a 15 on his first ACT attempt, Washington was unable to report with the rest of the incoming freshmen at Miami for summer school last month. CanesTime.com reported last week that he scored a 21 on his most recent test and today we learned that he won't be coming to Miami at all for the fall semester.

"I'm going to Milford for the fall and I'll be leaving there after the season," Washington said on Wednesday evening. "I guess they say I got too high of a jump on the test."

Washington, 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, wasn't too happy when he found out the news last night.

"I think it's bull crap," he said. "I don't get it."

While many people expect Washington to return to Miami in January, Washington said not to be so sure of that.

"I don't know what I'll do," he said. "I'm gonna keep my options open and take some other visits to see what else is out there. I wanna find the best opportunity for me."

* Note: Washington will be one of three members of Miami's 2008 recruiting class who will play at Milford this fall, joining Antonio Harper and C.J. Odom. Washington's teammate, Benjamin Jones, has the necessary test scores and will report to camp on July 31 at Miami. Jones will be the only offensive lineman of all the incoming freshmen at Miami.

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