"The coaches have told me that I'm one of the most athletic safeties ever at the school," said Washington (6-foot-0, 185 pounds). "Through our scrimmage (vs. Thibodaux), our jamboree (two quarters vs. Archbishop Rummel), and our game with Karr, I've had 14 tackles and a few passes broken up."
Washington has already attracted the eye of college recruiters.
"I went to SMU's camp with my cousin (RB Mikhail Washington, another St. Paul's college prospect) and their coaches said that I looked good," he said. "They told me that they want to see my film in the future and they're definitely an option.
What's the buzz around St. Paul's regarding this year's team?
"We really want to win the state championship," said Washington. "Our seniors are determined and we have a really nice, athletic team.
"We felt robbed after losing to Karr (by two points) last year, so we were really focused on them and felt like they were a team that we had to beat, in order to get the season started good.
"This week, we have Central and it's a big game. We beat them by one point last year and they're talking about how they should have won. We're looking forward to the game."