Washington Getting Into The Groove Of Things

The Missouri Tigers have good numbers at wide receiver and L'Damian Washington is trying to break out of the pack to see the field more in the 2011 season.

Early in fall camp, it is evident that Missouri is deep at the WR position. One WR who is in the middle of the competition for playing time is sophomore L'Damian Washington 6'4" 188. Following a recent practice, Washington spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about getting started on a new season.

"I think the first few days (of camp) have gone pretty smooth," said Washington. "Just getting back in the groove of things is pretty good."

Washington, who entered fall camp listed second on the depth chart at the X WR position, reports that he ran a 4.33 forty-yard dash, and recorded a 35" standing vertical jump, during testing earlier this year.

"Right now, just being more consistent coming out of my breaks," said Washington, explaining what he needs to do to get better. "Just being a better ball player. I just want to do whatever I can to help the team."

The sleek Washington still hasn't reached his target weight, but he said that he's "way stronger" than he used to be.

"I'm just trying to get on the field, however I can," said Washington. "Whatever I can do to help this team be better."

With the speed that Washington brings to the field, he's a strong candidate to be in the playing rotation this fall. Being more consistent will pay big dividends for Washington, and for the Tigers.

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