Ahmad Paige (WR), Luther Davis (DE), Will Blackwell (DT), C.C. Carpenter (LB), Terry Carter (CB), Domonique Dade (QB/Ath), and the largest of all, Alex Washington (OL), are all D1 caliber athletes.
wide body Washington, 6' 4", 315, attends Carroll High.
Alex is more
than just a stand out on the football field, as he placed 3rd in the state of
Louisiana last year in the shot put.
But it is on the football field where
Alex is receiving the most attention from the college recruiters.
are Washington's strengths on the field?
"My pass technique, and we
study a lot of defenses on film at Carroll. I get good coaching here. But it is
my pass blocking that gives me the leg up on my competitors. We do a lot of passing
around here, and not many high schools throw it like we do, so that gives me an
And what will Alex have to work on to take his game to that
"I just finished with my weight training. I am down to
315, a good 315. My bench is at 345 and my squat is 500. I want to get that to
375 and 550 before the end of the summer. I am just working on my conditioning
and trying to get stronger."
Has Alex had a chance to showcase his
skills this summer?
"I have been to two camps so far. I went to Ole Miss (OL/DL) camp, and I went to La Tech."
How did he like his Ole
"It was pretty nice up there. They have a nice campus
and some good coaches. That is what I like about them, their coaches. Their population
is not that big, so that is a good thing. I want to be in a college town."
what about La Tech?
"That was a one day camp. All of the guys in our
area came to the camp. It was pretty good. They showed us a lot of technique drills."
will Alex camp next?
"I am going to Grambling later on this week and
LSU next month."
Which colleges have offered Alex a scholarship?
have a full scholarship offer from Grambling, Ole Miss, and Southern so far."
who is at the top of Washington's list?
"LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, FSU,
Grambling, Southern, just most of the Southern schools and West Virginia."
does Alex like about the LSU Tigers?
"I think they have a good program
down there. My decision is going to come down to who ever signs the least OL,
and where I have the best chance to play."
Taking playing time into
consideration; which college can Alex make the quickest impact?
far, I think Ole Miss. They definitely need some freshmen to come in there and
give them some help. When I saw them play LSU last year, they were running by
their Ol like they were standing still."
Which college is showing
Washington the most interest?
"It is Ole Miss. They send a lot of
post cards and stuff. They tell me how bad they want me to be a part of their
program. They send me a lot of info telling me about their graduation percentage.
That is what really caught my eye. They are in the Top 10 in the country in graduating
their players. That is real important."
Did the Rebels ask Alex to
commit during their football camp?
"They did not ask me to commit.
I am going to wait until February 2nd to announce my decision."
carries a 3.0 GPA / 17 ACT.
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