Washington Seeing Red

Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger safety Dijon Washington, one of the top safeties in the Southland, made his college decision on Tuesday and he is heading to the Big 12...

Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger safety Dijon Washington is seeing red and will see a lot more of it in the future.

The three-star safety made his college commitment on Tuesday afternoon.

"Dijon decided on Nebraska so he called them today and committed," said Ralph Oliver, Leuzinger's recruiting coordinator.

Washington had visited Nebraska in early October and had visited Washington State earlier this month. He was also planning to visit Oregon State later this year.

But he couldn't shake the Huskers.

"He was going to visit Oregon State, and Oregon had been talking to him a lot lately, but he kept saying that Nebraska was the place for him," said Oliver.

So Washington called Huskers secondary coach Marvin Sanders and gave him the news.

"He's pretty happy with his commitment and he's solid to Nebraska. I know schools like Arizona and Arizona State were telling him to wait to commit, but he really liked Nebraska," said Oliver.

Oliver is the third Californian to commit to the Huskers, joining tight end J.T. Kerr from San Diego and quarterback Taylor Martinez from Corona.

"He's ready to get back out on the field. He was on his way to the gym right after he committed to Nebraska," said Oliver.


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