Louisiana is one of the top states for D-1 prospects per capita. With that comes 2014 tight end Jacory Washington from Westlake (La.) High School. The 6’5, 210-pound athlete is getting recruited at both wide receiver and tight end.
“Playing in the school I am at right now, I am a receiver,” Washington said. “I wouldn’t mind playing receiver (at the next level). As long as I go somewhere I can contribute to the team and help whatever team I go to win.”
He claims eight scholarship offers, four being from the SEC.
“University of Lafayette, FAU, Illinois, UCLA, LSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Alabama. All of them are standing out. I’m not narrowing anything down and I am trying to keep an open mind. I want to sit down with my family and talk everything over later in the recruiting process.”
Although he has offers, he still would like to get recruited by other schools including the Miami Hurricanes.
“I haven’t had any contact with them, but it would be nice to hear from some of the Florida schools, Miami being one of them,” Washington said.
He went on to describe what he likes about the Canes.
“Just the tradition. I know it’s a good school, they like to throw the ball around a lot and stuff like that.”
So, what are the chances a Florida college such as Miami lands his services?
“All of them have a shot,” Washington said. “Like I said, I am going to wait and sit down with my family and talk it over. I am going to make the best decision possible.”
Education, playing time and an elite football program are some of the top things he will be looking for in a college.
“First of all, academics. I want to get my education first. A place that I can go early and contribute to the team, work hard and win a championship.”
He grew routing for the Tigers, but says that will not be a deciding factor in his decision.
“Being from Louisiana it was always LSU, but now since being recruited took off I had to open up and take everything in. All of the schools that have offered me are really good programs and I am just waiting until that time.”