Washington a few weeks away?

Washington a few weeks away?

Keith Washington is used to being on the move. He's played football on the west coast, in Texas, and now is set to play his senior year in Alabama. The movement hasn't slowed the three-star's recruitment, which could be coming to an end fairly soon.

From Texas to Crimson Tide country, Keith Washington has made his mark in the last two months. After success and emergence as a recruit from Freeport (Tex.) Brazoswood High, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound athlete is amid his adjustment to life as a Prattville (Ala.) Lion, where he played in the spring and where he will close out his high school career on the field this fall.

"I transferred in last month," he said. "It's been good so far, I'm going to play QB for them."

A run-first signal-caller with the frame and skill-set to play wide receiver or defensive back at the next level as well, Washington has attracted nearly two dozen schools over the last year or so, closing in on 20 verbal scholarship offers.

Technology has helped him deal with all of the schools trying to get in contact, and those hoping to stay relevant.

"I call them every week, or we communicate on Twitter," he said of how he deals with so many coaches. "I talk to North Carolina, Miami and Northwestern the most, Wake Forest and Duke are recruiting me the hardest. Those are the schools I am involved with most.

"All have offered as an athlete or quarterback."

Luckily perhaps for all of the schools courting the Scout.com three-star talent, he's open to playing at several spots at the next level and says he has considerable experience both as a quarterback and defensive back in game situations.

With his position projection a non-issue at virtually every school on his list, it's about getting a closer look at the various campuses. It's something Washington will do before a summer decision.

"I'm committing in either late July or early August," he said. "I've talked to a lot of guys who have been through the (recruiting) process, and they say it's better to get it over with before the season. I'm trying to get to North Carolina, Duke and Miami right now.

"‘Bama was the only camp I think I'll go to."

Visiting Tuscaloosa for the first time on Wednesday, the rising-senior participated in Alabama's camp on defense and seemingly placed himself on the program's radar, though an offer was not extended.

"It was good man, they put me to work, I had two picks (interceptions)," he said. "I worked out as a cornerback, they were just sending me through drills and teaching me technique.

"Coach [Kirby] Smart and Coach [Nick] Saban were doing the drills; they said I'm a good athlete."

With plenty of stops ahead and more offers likely to follow, Washington's next month-plus will be telling in the grand scheme of his recruitment.

"I'm just looking for the environment that feels like home," he said. "I'm open to everyone right now. "

InsideCarolina.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


Forums


2,372 Fans online

Tweets