Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian safety Nick Washington, who already holds a dozen offers, has been able to take a number of trips to the University of Florida since the Gators offered him.
For the two-sport star, his first visit came earlier this year when he made his way over to meet with a pair of head coaches, football's Will Muschamp and baseball's Kevin O'Sullivan, and learn more about the Gators on the gridiron and diamond.
"That was a really good visit," Washington said. "It was really the first time I had been to Florida as a business, recruiting type of trip, and talking to both coaches, it changed a lot. It taught me a lot of stuff I didn't already know."
Since that time, Washington returned for Friday Night Lights during the summer and then again, this past Saturday when the Gators hosted the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Washington enjoyed his gameday experience at 'The Swamp'.
"It was really nice there," Washington said. "The atmosphere was pretty crazy. Everybody was just wild out there. I got a chance to talk with A.C. Leonard after the game as well as Ronald Powell. Before the game I spoke with Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) for a while and Coach (Dan) Quinn."
Despite the great efforts of the Gators and Washington's legitimate interest in the in-state program, he says they are not in the lead at this time.
"I don't have a leader right now," Washington said. "The schools that have shown me a lot of interest so far are standing out but that is it."
Amongst Washington's other offers are Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, UCF, Vanderbilt and Virginia. He intends to see a few of them in-person during the 2011 season.
"Next week I am going to the Florida State-Oklahoma game," Washington said. "After that I don't have anything planned. I know I want to get back to Florida again, maybe for the Alabama game, and I think I will also try to get to an Auburn game, Clemson game, and South Carolina game."
Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian, who is 1-1 on the season after losing to Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County this past week, will travel to Greenville (Fla.) Madison County for their next game this Friday.