Washington set to see Lincoln

Nebraska is after a number of targets from the west coast. One of those targets is Dijon Washington, a 6-foot-1 and 180-pound athlete from Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger, will more than likely play his college days at safety. Washington has a handful of offers and a plan according to his coach. Coach Deon Toliver said that next weekend will be Washington's first official visit.

Nebraska is getting some TV coverage help. The Huskers will play games, at home, in the late time slot and that will allow for Nebraska to travel in some players that couldn't necessarily make it in for some of the earlier games.

One of those players next weekend for the Missouri game in Lincoln, Nebr. seems to be Dijon Washington, a 6-foot-1 and 180-pound athlete from Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger, who will take his first official visit of his recruiting process.

"As far as I know," Leuzinger Head Coach Deon Toliver said, "Coach Marvin Sanders was looking to bring him in for the Missouri game. That game is next weekend, not this weekend.

"I know that he was going to go back to Nebraska and take a look at his test score and grade transcripts, but that was the weekend that they were looking to bring him in."

Coach Toliver says that Washington is a special safety because he can hit. Washington is also one of the guys that will rotate in at wide receiver, but if he was just playing one side of the ball on offense he would start.

"He just hits really well. He just stays around the football. He also plays with a great deal of intensity from his safety position. He starts for us at safety and if he just played offense would start at receiver, but he rotates in with the top two or three.

The Nebraska visit is the first and only visit that Washington has set up right now, according to his coach, but there has been talk about setting up some other trips to go through the rest of his process.

"I know that he hasn't set up any other trips as of right now. We also haven't talked about setting any others up yet. He is saying that he wants to visit about three or four schools before making a decision."

Coach Toliver also said that Washington was holding offers from Oregon State, Washington State, San Diego State and Washington, but hasn't said anything about taking an official visit to Washington to him, yet.

Leuzinger suffered a tough loss in the first game of their season, to Santa Monica, got back to their winning ways with a win against Banning. Washington has been active more in run support, but neither of the first two opponents have challenged Washington.

"We are 1-1. We lost our first game. We probably could have won that game, but we made some big improvements from game one to game two. I know that Dijon had five tackles and three assists in the last game and his stats were like eight tackles in the first game.

"Washington was all-league and all-CIF last year as a safety. Dijon plays a lot more like a linebacker in my defense and that is where he got his tackles. In pass coverage, no one has really challenged him or Semaj Harris' side of the field."

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