Demond Washington

The 4-Star CB out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College tripped to Oxford this weekend for an official visit. How did it go? Read about it inside.

Demond Washington isn't one to mince words.

So with such a colorful personality, it was easy for the 5' 10", 180 pound corner to talk about his official visit this weekend.

"This weekend was my first time on campus," said Washington. "Me and Ira Smith came up there and it was nice. I had a good time."

Being his first trip to Oxford, Washington had a few questions needing answers.

"I wanted to know how the coaches and players were," he said. "The ‘family' is really important and they have a real good relationship. The coaches take care of the players and are real straight-forward. No bull."

Washington had two player hosts for his visit in junior Dexter McCluster and freshman Julian Whitehead.

"I wanted to know how the school was and what the people were like," Washington said. "I liked it. They're good people. The city was small, but I'm use to that since I play JUCO ball."

With the departure of senior Mike Wallace, Ole Miss will be looking for a replacement in the kick return game. Having earned Special Teams Player of the Year at MS Gulf Coast CC, Washington may be the leading candidate to fill the void.

The Tallassee, Ala. native finished this season with 5 punt returns for TD's, while also returning 3 interceptions for touchdowns.

"I'm very excited about special teams," he said. "I'm going to get a chance at running back, but I love to return kicks and punts. When I met with Coach Nutt, he said I would get a chance to come in and play. He said I would get a good look. I was excited about that."

Despite USM and Auburn wanting to make a run at the Ole Miss commit, Washington remains committed to the Rebels and doesn't plan on taking anymore visits.

"I'm done for right now," he said. "I'm not planning on taking anymore visits. I'm pretty sure this is it for me."

Washington is expected to graduate in May.

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