Hoping to Rebuild the Duo

Everett (MA) High School won a third straight state championship in part because of the solid one-two cornerback duo of Jakarrie Washington and Lubern Figaro. Washington is committed to Wisconsin. Where will Figaro go?

One of the biggest surprises to the Wisconsin 2013 recruiting class was Everett (MA) cornerback Jakarrie Washington, who wasn't on many scouts recruiting radar when he was offered and accepted a scholarship in January.

The Badgers struck gold in a state that doesn't produce lots of top-end talent, and have stayed at the high school to recruit Washington's teammate in junior athlete Lubern Figaro. This under-the-radar recruit has had a quiet recruitment early on, but is starting to pick up steam.

"My recruitment is going good," Figaro told Badger Nation. "I just picked up an offer from Connecticut. I got three offers now with Uconn, Umass and Boston College and hopefully more. I am also hearing from Syracuse, Michigan State and Maryland."

The 6-1, 180-pound Figaro did not disappoint as his junior with his team winning a third straight championship, recording 47 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions to become a true threat on defense. The big thing Figaro remembers from last season was how dynamic the duo of him and Washington were.

"I knew Jakarrie all my life since I was in middle school," Figaro said. "He told me a couple things about told me how good the Wisconsin program is going to be if I go there with him. That would be good if we got to play together because I know when me and Jakarrie are on the field together we can't be stopped.

"We use our speed to our advantage because you know Jakarrie is like the Honey Badger in being very quick and explosive while I'm a young Ed Reed by playing very physical and using my speed to my advantage."

While the secondary playmaker has been making moves on the field, he is still hoping to hear from Wisconsin. He also doesn't have any visits schedule yet.

"They are a school that I am very interested in," said Figaro. "I don't know too much about them, but I do know that they picked up one of my teammates and they are in the Big Ten. It does help Wisconsin's chances having one of my teammates there. If I got that Wisconsin offer, I would be excited because you never hear kids from Boston playing at a high level school like Wisconsin. Hopefully, I can get that offer and one day be a Badger."


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