Obviously if you have been reading Pac10Recruitng stories we think highly of the new crop of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly recruits. Poly linebacker Mark Washington (6-4, 240, 4.6) will be a two-year starter season when football season rolls around this September.
Washington has seen his stock go to a bull market after impressing college coaches at several combines this spring. He has shown tremendous agility and strength at the combines that he has attended. Washington benched 185 pounds, 25 times at the Nike the camp held at Stanford. He also was clocked in the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. Washington is now squatting a dazzling 500 pounds and he is hand cleaning 275.
With a performance like that no wonder there is such intense interest in Washington. San Diego State and Colorado are the latest schools to be added to an ever increasing list of offers.
Washington let Pac10Recruiting know that Arizona and ASU have offers pending.
USC, Washington, WSU, and Oregon were the first schools to offer this talented player a scholie.
Washington started for Poly after the Concord (Calif.) DelaSalle game last fall and never relinquished his spot. He had outstanding production during that time span, when he registered 45 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, three fumbles caused and two interceptions as a junior.
Washington is known as a lethal hitter and he possesses a non-stop motor. He is a very aggressive player who has confidence and a nasty demeanor when he’s between the lines.
In an earlier interview Washington let Pac10Recruiting know that he is very open at the present time when it came to his college choice. “I am very open regarding what school I will attend,” Washington said. “I have to admit I have always liked USC while growing.”
Washington repeated those thoughts to Ruth Robbins of RealDawg.com when Washington said, “Of course I like USC, but I want to check out other schools, too. I may make my decision before the season starts, but more than likely, I will until I get a chance to see other schools.”
Another thing that has helped Washington’s stock is the fact that he has already qualified with 3.3 GPA and 910 SAT.
Pac10Recruiting believes that before to long Washington is going to have even more offers on his table. He has the size, speed, quickness and toughness that is so desired on the D-I level.
Some lucky team is going a good one here.