Trips to Nebraska

It's pretty clear that the Huskers are still looking for a wide receiver to add to this class. Nebraska will be looking for some people to fill some big shoes next year with the losses of Nate Swift and Todd Peterson both to graduation. The Huskers are making a late run at this rising wide receiver from Louisiana.

Nebraska appears to have two or maybe three spots left and it looks like they want another receiver. L'Damian Washington from Shreveport (La.) Green Oaks will be in town this weekend.

"Yes sir, I am going to Nebraska this weekend," Washington said. "I want to see how I fit in the system, the offensive system and see if the coaches and the players are a family.

"Also academics, that's really first for me. I want to also look and see the depth chart and talk to them about playing time next year."

Last year, Nebraska dipped into Shreveport, La. to another school and pulled out Khiry Cooper another wide receiver. Washington said he is familiar with Cooper.

"Yes sir, I am. We didn't play against each other. He was more from a private school. I have read about him, last year, and I know a little bit about him."

While Washington is very modest about his stats, they do say that he had an impressive year. Washington averaged over 20 yards per reception and scored on nearly one out of every four receptions.

"It wasn't great, but I had pretty good numbers. I had 53 catches for 1,064 yards and 12 touchdowns. I also had four interceptions on the defensive side of the ball."

Washington could add height and speed on either side of the ball. He is being recruited to play both by college teams, but really prefers one over the other.

"I think that I could play both sides of the ball at the next level. Personally, I think that I prefer receiver. I don't mind defense though.

"I feel like I have great size on offense or defense, with also great speed. I think that is a plus for me at either position."

Washington took a trip to Minnesota last weekend. The Gophers see Washington as a defensive back and with Nebraska this weekend he thinks that he will have seen what he needs to make a decision.

"I took a trip to Minnesota last weekend. The visit went OK. They are recruiting me as a free safety. It's a big city and the coaching staff seemed supportive.

"They asked me about a commitment. I told them that I had to look at Nebraska. Once I look at those two places I will be ready to make a decision."

Washington was at one time listed as a soft verbal to Louisiana Tech. While Tech is still in it for him, he admits that this is probably going to come down to Minnesota or Nebraska for his services.

"I visited Louisiana Tech and was committed there, but it's now down to Minnesota and Nebraska for me, definitely. I need to sit down with my family and coaches when I return and talk about the decision. They have a strong influence where I go."


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