Huskers land talented safety prospect

With just a few days remaining until the Huskers final home game of the season, Dijon Washington decided to call the Nebraska coaching staff and deliver his commitment. He gave us the reasons why the Huskers won out in the end.

So is it true, did you pull the trigger for the Big Red?

"Yes sir, I decided today was the day. I've been really thinking about it for a week now. The more I talked to the coaches and the more familiar I got with them, I knew Nebraska was the school for me. My family thinks so too. I feel like I can come in there and help them on defense.

"When I called coach Sanders to commit he said he was happy to have me. He sounded real excited and said they were hoping I'd make this decision. They said they can't wait to get me over there."

What put Nebraska over the top?

"I want to play for Bo Pelini, and I like the rest of the coaching staff. I want to be a part of the history of Nebraska, the Blackshirts."

Once he steps foot on campus, Dijon said he has one thing on his mind, playing as a true freshman.

"I was at that Missouri game, I know they could use some playmakers in the secondary. I'm starting to train right now so I can come in next year and make an impact and play. That's why they recruit guys like me. I'm going to try my hardest to play my first year there."

Other reports around the internet have stated he was looking at a January visit to Oregon State. But after committing to Nebraska, is this still the case.

"I was supposed to take another visit to Oregon State in January, but I don't know about that now. I'm solid with my commitment."

And how do you plan to stay busy until arriving in Lincoln?

"I'm probably going to run some track, maybe the 100 and 200 meter. But I need to keep training and get stronger so I'm ready when I get to Nebraska."

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