A year ago, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger was home to USC signee Uona Kaveinga, one of the elite linebacker prospects in the nation. Next year's top player will be defensive back Dijon Washington and the hard hitting safety just picked up his first scholarship offer.
Washington, 6-1, 180 pounds is a player the coaches at Leuzinger have been talking to us about for over a year now.
"We call him the 'missile' because that's how he plays," Leuzinger head coach Dion Toliver said. "He's like a human missile on the field and hits everything in sight. He runs well and plays downhill. When he comes up to make a tackle, the play is over. You don't ever see anyone breaking a tackle from Dijon, he just kills people.
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"Washington State just offered today, that's his first. I haven't even gotten his tape out yet, we're going to do that in the next week or so but I really think he's the same level of a prospect as Uona was. UCLA knows about him as well and he'll be going to their Junior Day this weekend.
"That's really about it right now though, just Washington State and UCLA but once his film gets out, I think everyone will be after him. He's a big time player and will be a great college prospect."