Alex Washington names a new leader

Alex Washington (OL, Monroe, LA) - The Carroll High standout decided to stay put this weekend.

"I decided to not go to the LSU camp yesterday. The last one I went to was Ole Miss'. I have not been to any since then. I have been doing my summer workouts instead."

What does Washington's summer workout consists?

"We do a lot of lifting and conditioning. This is our last week before we get tested in our bench and squat. I am sure it will be pretty high because I have worked real hard all summer to get my bench up to 365, so I will be close to the 400 range before college starts. The last time I maxed out was before the summer. I was maxing out at 345. My squat was at 500. I expect that to be 550 by the end of next week."

Which colleges is Alex hearing from?

"The same ones, you know, Ole Miss, La Tech, Southern, Grambling, and LSU. Colorado is the only new school who has started sending me letters."

Does Alex have a leader yet?

"Ole Miss is leading right now, but I am still open to all schools. I have not committed to them or anything, so it is kind of even."

What stands out about Ole Miss?

"I like their OL coach. I do not think you can get a better OL coach than Coach Kehoe. He was Miami's OL coach for 27 years, and we all know they have probably the best program in the country. You just can not have a better track record than that."

Who else is still under consideration?

"Mostly all of the SEC schools."

Where would Alex like to take his official visits?

"I am going to go back to Ole Miss. I will probably go to LSU and check out their school. I am not sure if it will be an official visit or not, but I will go over there for a game. I also want to go visit Clemson and West Virginia."

Are Clemson and West Virginia actively recruiting Alex?

"I got a letter from Clemson recently, but they have not offered me or anything."

What about West Virginia?

"They have not been recruiting me, but I like their program. Theirs is a lot like ours."

LSU had been the early leader for Alex; what happened?

"They have kind of lost momentum with me because they have not offered me. I thought they would be my first offer because they were the first school to start recruiting me. That has made a lasting impression with me."

Williams has garnered some preseason awards.

"I made the preseason All- Louisiana Team, and Tom Lemming named me to his Preseason All-American team."

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