Jacksonville, Fla.--Although he hasn’t even started his junior year of high school scholarship offers are steadily coming in for safety Nick Washington from Trinity Christian.
The latest is from the national champions. That came after the talented defensive back stopped in Auburn on a tour of southeastern colleges with his coaches and several teammates.
“My visit to Auburn was fun,” Washington tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. “We went around the campus. I missed part of the tour because I was in talking to the coaches. Auburn is really nice. I got to see the dorms. They are very nice, very up to date.”
Also nice is the recruiting attention coming his way. “South Carolina, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Virginia, Miami, Liberty, UCF?and now Auburn have offered me scholarships,” Washington says. “I am very excited about the offers.”
As a sophomore the safety made 90 tackles and intercepted five passes as his Trinity Christian team won a state football championship. It was his third season to be in the starting lineup.
“I started in the spring game my seventh grade year and I have been a starter since then on the varsity,” notes Washington, who says he currently is six feet tall, 182 pounds and growing.
“It felt great to win the state championship,” he says. “When we got to the locker room they called out the team and then recognized everybody individually. That was good.”
The free safety says he doesn’t have any early favorites among the colleges. He notes that he is still learning about different schools. He says that he saw enough on his first visit to Auburn to know that he plans to return. “I am going to be visiting more colleges this summer and I?plan to come back to Auburn,” he says.
“I talked to Coach Gene Chizik and the defensive backs coaches, Coach (Phillip) Lolley and Coach (Tommy) Thigpen,” he says. “They are very cool and very real with you. They let you know up front how things are.”
The defensive back also plays baseball at Trinity Christian where he notes that he is doing well in school. “I have a 3.4 grade point average,” he says.
Asked what the best part of his game is as a football player, he says, I like to be physical and make tackles, plus I have makeup speed.”