Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian rising junior defensive back Nick Washington hit the road on Thursday to check out an in-state school.
"I visited Florida State today," Washington said. "I came over with my dad and (Trinity Christian Assistant) Coach (Gerard) Ross."
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound defensive back enjoyed his time on campus. It marked his first time in Tallahassee to visit the school.
"I liked it a lot," Washington said. "The campus is really nice. I really liked Florida State. It was cool. I liked everything. I had never been on the campus and it is a really nice campus, really big."
During his time on campus, the Jacksonville product had an opportunity to meet and speak with numerous members of the coaching staff.
"I got a chance to talk to all of the coaches, well a majority," Washington said. "I was with Coach Odell (Haggins) and I got a chance to meet Coach (Jimbo) Fisher and Coach (Mark) Stoops. They are all cool coaches."
Washington's primary recruiter early on in the process has been Odell Haggins, who handles the Jacksonville area. Coach Haggins spoke at length with Nick and his father during Thursday's visit.
"Coach Haggins just talked about what kind of school it is," Washington said. "He also talked about how the recruiting process will go and everything," Washington said.
Florida State has already offered Washington, as has Clemson, Florida, Liberty, LSU, Miami, South Carolina, UCF, and Virginia. During the visit, Washington was able to speak with Jimbo Fisher about why the Seminoles want him as a member of their team.
"We just sat down and talked and he said he would like it if I came there," Washington said. "He talked about how it is a nice school. They also said I could play either corner or safety."
As for the opportunity to show his versatility at cornerback or safety, Washington welcomes the opportunity.
"Whatever will get me on the field quicker," Washington said.
During the visit, Washington had an opportunity to meet and speak with some current players including cornerback Xavier Rhodes and linebacker Jeff Luc. He wasn't able to speak at length with the current players, but said they both had the same message for him.
"They were working out, but they just told me it is a good school to be at," Washington said.
In the upcoming weeks and months Washington said he plans to visit Clemson, Florida, and South Carolina. He also hopes to return to Florida State for another visit.
At this point in his recruitment, does the talented Sunshine State defensive back have a leader?
"No sir," Washington said.