The Evergreen State of Washington always its share of solid prospects and this season is no different. One player to be aware of is athlete/defensive back Nolan Washington (5-11, 165, 4.4) from Burien (Wash.) Kennedy.
The versatile Washington plays quarterback, defensive back and returns punts and kicks. He projects on the next level as a cornerback or a wide receiver return man.
As a junior Washington earned all-league as a defensive back and all-league punt and kick returner. He was also an all-state selection as a return man. He accounted for over 1,000 all-purpose yards in 2007.
On the defensive side of the ball teams tried to avoid him, so he only had one interception, but he did have five picks his sophomore year.
The reason Washington plays quarterback for Kennedy is because of his overall athleticism and his leadership qualities on and off the field. He had good vision running the ball and one of the reasons that he projects more as a corner is because of his flexibility.
Kennedy high school has been a pretty busy place this spring as the school hosted Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, Stanford, Cal, UCLA, Idaho, Alabama and UConn. All of the mentioned schools requested tape on Washington.
What is Washington looking for in an University?
"Education will be first always," Washington said. "The second criteria will how the football program is and how it is run, for example will the coaches push you to reach your full potential.
"It doesn't matter where I attend college," Washington said. "I would go anywhere where the competition level is good. I wouldn't mind going down and playing in the South to see if the competition is as good as they say."
Regarding summer camps, Washington isn't sure if he will attend any camps, but if he does, Boise State, Oregon and Washington are the leading contenders for his camp venue.