If Long Beach (Calif.) Poly lives up to their potential one of the reasons will be the play and leadership of Mark Washington (6-3, 240, 4.6). Washington has been a shining example of a hard worker. His hard work is paying off.
Washington has been working out with his teammate’s defensive end Junior Lemau’u and defensive tackle/offensive guard Kevin Brown. Washington, with a little help from his friends, has improved his bench press up to 355 pounds, his squat is now up to 565 and he sports a 295 pound power clean. Washington also sports an impressive 34-inch vertical jump.
As you can tell Washington has been busy this summer getting into shape and preparing for his senior season.
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Washington already has two visits planned one to Washington on September 27th and tentatively one to Colorado on December 15th.
Poly teammates Freddie Parish and Kevin Brown are expected to with Washington to the Husky campus in late September.
Oregon, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas A&M are in the hunt for the last three visits.
“I will probably not visit UCLA or USC,” Washington said. “But they’re both in the running.”
Washington was in attendance at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum witnessing USC’s win over Auburn. Washington will be at the Rose Bowl this Saturday night when UCLA takes on the nation’s No. 19 ranked team the Colorado State Rams.
Washington currently has offers from Colorado, USC, Oregon, Washington, Washington State and San Diego State.
Washington told Pac10Recruiting that he has pending offers from UCLA, ASU, Arizona, Michigan State, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
Washington received phone calls from Colorado, Washington, San Diego State and Fresno State when September 1 rolled around.
“I still pretty open regarding school choice,” Washington said. “I will know more once I take a couple of visits.”
The scouting report on Washington is – he’s a mauler who loves to hit. Washington has great size, speed and aggression – the perfect recipe for a super D-I linebacker recruit. He’s is a very coachable young man who listens to what the coach is trying to teach and then applies what he has learned onto the playing field.
Washington plays with confidence and he means business when he’s between the lines. He hustles all the time and has a motor that doesn’t quit. Washington is always is around the ball. Off the field, Mark is a very humble and reflective individual.
Whoever ends up signing Washington will be getting great football player and even a better person…