February 21, 2012

Washington impressed by Nebraska at junior day

In 2011 Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast running back Devin Washington helped pace his team to the class A state title. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior tailback also led class A in rushing with nearly 2,000 yards this past season.

With that kind of success on the gridiron, it's not surprising that he is starting to see increased interest from schools as he heads into his senior year. Washington was impressed by his first junior day at Nebraska this past weekend.

"It went real, real well, I enjoyed the whole thing," Washington said. "Meeting all of the coaches, meeting Ron Brown was a great experience. Just being there and seeing the facilities, they were amazing. Everything was great overall. It was a great feeling being there."

This past weekend marked the first time that Washington was able to spend quality time around the Husker coaching staff, especially coach Ron Brown who coaches running backs.

"He was just talking to me and telling me basically to keep my grades in check," Washington said. "That's like the biggest thing is to keep your grades in check. The recruiting process will be ok as long as you keep your grades up. Of course, he said to keep working hard and to come back stronger next year too."

The Husker staff indicated that they would like to see the talented back up close at their summer football camp.

"I did get a list of camp dates from them," Washington said. "I was talking to Coach Cotton, he was talking to me andNajee Jackson, and he was saying you know keep working hard, you did a great job last year and that they obviously think that we have great potential to be a part of the program."

Washington, who is gearing up for track season, has at least one more visit planned for now.

"I have another junior day on the third, March 3rd," Washington said. "Iowa State invited me to their junior day. So I will be going up to Iowa for that. "


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