Return Trip for Washington

Long time Mississippi State verbal, Tim Washington of Yazoo City has spent a lot of time in Starkville the past two weeks. The four star linebacker has taken a pair of unofficial visits to Mississippi State to see the Bulldogs in action. With plans to join the Bulldogs' roster next fall, Washington is more than just a casual observer. Washington keeps his eyes on his future position mates.

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"The atmosphere has been great and I love the new stadium expansion," said Washington of his time in Starkville. "You get to pick between sitting behind the bench or sitting in the student section.

"I enjoy being out there with the students, because it gets pretty energetic out there.

"It's a lot of fun sitting in the student section."

In addition to soaking up the game day atmosphere, Washington took the time to observe how Geoff Collins' linebackers fit into the Bulldogs' "psycho" defense.

"They tell me to watch Richie Brown, Matthew Wells and Zach Jackson," said Washington. "I watch then real close to see what they're doing.

"They play each other positions and they move around a lot, so they have to know how to play all over the field.

"I like the linebackers they have there a lot. They play hard and they're always running to the football."

Washington reports that his commitment to Mississippi State remain in tact, but that several schools remain in contact with him.

"Some of the schools want me to keep my options open," said Washington. "I am hearing a lot from Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette and a some others. It's sort of the same old, same old.

"They all want me to come to a game or to come and visit the campus to meet with the coaches."

Through two weeks of college football, Washington has attended two Mississippi State home games.

The Bulldogs are on the road this week, so if the talented backer wants to see a college game in person it will not be in Starkville.

Washington reports that, while his plans may change, he is leaning towards staying home this weekend.

"We don't play this Friday night," said Washington. "I am not sure if I am going anywhere yet. I just don't know yet.

"We were off this past Friday and we're off this week. We couldn't find any other games to put on the schedule, so we don't play again until we play Clarkdale.

"Our defense is playing really good right now and I think we have the chance to have a good season."

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