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Washington one to root for

When it comes to guys that you want to root for, none are higher on the chart than Jacksonville Jackson cornerback Leon Washington.
Not only is the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Rivals100 selection one of the best in the nation, he's also overcome a lot of odds to make it to where he's at now.
"Our area of Jacksonville isn't the greatest," Washington said with an honest tone.
"Guys my age aren't usually preparing to go to college. There aren't too many guys on my block that are going to get to college, so I've got to make the most of it."
And with scholarship offers from about every team in the nation, he's going to get his shot at it.
For the record, Washington is still leaning toward Florida and Florida State, but he said he's still going to give other teams a chance before he makes a pledge.
"If I limit myself to just those guys, then I could be missing something big," Washington said. "That's why I'm still looking at guys like Michigan State, Auburn, Oklahoma, Georgia and Georgia Tech. I think I could be a good fit at any of those places."
But still it's going to be tough to unseat Florida and FSU.
"I grew up liking Florida," Washington said. "But I had a great camp at Florida State and really started get a good feeling. I think I can play as a freshman at both places. I'm not worried about playing time and that type of stuff.
"It's going to come down to how I feel with the coaches and the players."
Washington does have plans for at least one unofficial visit at this point. He'll be at the Florida State-Georgia Tech game.
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