Florida DE Plans to Visit

Orlando (FL) Jones defensive end Devin Washington has an offer from NC State and plans to visit in the coming weeks.

NC State is one of 16 schools that has offered Orlando (FL) Jones defensive end Devin Washington and he's setting up a trip to Raleigh.

Jones High School has their spring break later this month and Washington, one of the state's top defensive ends, will be using that time to hit the road. From March 27-29 he plans on visiting South Carolina, NC State, Duke and Georgia Tech.

His most recent trip was to Central Florida this past weekend. Washington has also been to Miami, Auburn, Florida and Florida State.

While NC State has offered the 6-3, 220-pound prospect there hasn't been a ton of contact yet. That will change leading up to this trip and the visit will be his best opportunity to hear NC State's case.

"I know my recruiting coordinator is Mike Reed and I'm supposed to be calling him later this week to talk about the visit that's coming up. When I speak to him I should know a little more about them.
"My head coach texted me and told me they had contacted him about the offer and that's how I found out," he explained.

It turns out Washington isn't totally unfamiliar with NC State.

"Actually I went and watched their bowl game in Orlando a couple of years back," he said. "So I got to watch that. I also know one of the players on the team from Orlando. That's what I know so far but I'm going to be researching more."

He was referring to junior running back James Washington, who came out of Boone High School as a highly regarded prospect a few years back.

What is Washington looking for in a college?

"Academics are my biggest factor," he began. "I'm also looking for a family environment. I need a coaching staff that knows their football but also a staff that I can come and talk to about the school in general. It can't just be football all the time. I want a team that's a family and a team with a lot of good individuals."

Last fall Washington recorded 56 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

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