Safety Nick Washington will be just a junior this coming season for Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian, but that isn't keeping colleges from getting in on him early on. Thursday, Washington picked up his fifth offer when the Clemson Tigers came to town.
"Today they came to school and watched my highlight tape," Washington said. "Then they came back for practice, for a little bit. He had to go but I was able to talk to him after practice and he told me I had an offer from them."
The offer was extended by Clemson assistant Jeff Scott. Scott is a familiar face in the First Coast area where Clemson has had a run of success in recent years. Amongst the locals that have called Clemson their collegiate home was two alums of Trinity Christian.
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"Clemson is very nice," Washington said. "I know about it because of Jamie (Harper) and Daniel (Andrews), they both say it is a very good school. They have talked about it a lot."
Before the Tigers, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound defensive back landed an offer from Virginia. At this stage in his recruitment, he is relatively unfamiliar with the Cavaliers.
"I don't know much about Virginia," Washington said. "I have heard that they have a nice campus and their football team isn't too bad."
His trio of ACC offers began when the Florida State Seminoles dropped in and pulled the trigger.
"It means a lot to get an offer from them," Washington said. "My (position) coach, Coach (Gerard) Ross, he played for them and told me it is a really good place."
While all of his recent offers, which also included Liberty, have been welcomed by Washington. At this stage, the school that was first to offer him - South Carolina - still remains at the top for his services.
"I definitely still like South Carolina a lot," Washington said. "I just plan on going to see more schools and learn more about everyone interested in me."
Washington said he hopes to visit all of the schools that have extended verbal offers during the summer.