One of the west's hardest hitting safety prospects Dijon Washington (6-0, 180, 4.5) from Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger caused quite a stir with many Bruin fans when his piece on Rivals.com Amp hit the airwaves last week. Washington wanted to make sure that his words were understood and no harm was meant.
"I apologize to all fans that took what I said the wrong way," Washington said. "I was talking more as a fan not as a prospect.
"UCLA is very high on my recruiting list," Washington said. "I'm actually going up to UCLA this Friday to watch the Bruins play Long Beach State in baseball.
"I like UCLA as a school," Washington said. "I like that it is close to home and I like last recruiting class. Rahim Moore and I are a lot alike as players. I also like the fact this year's freshman class all have 3.0 GPA's.
Besides UCLA; Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, and USC are showing recruiting interest in Washington.
Washington State is the first school to offer the talented safety a scholie.
"I like Washington State's defensive scheme," Washington said. "It fits me and my style of play.
"I also like that Washington State was the first school to offer me," Washington said. "It tells me they want me the most.
"I really like that Washington State's defensive coordinator Chris Ball is also the defensive back coach and the assistant head coach.
"I'm going to Cal's junior day and a spring practice on April 12th," Washington said. "As far as camps go, I'm attending the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles next month and I'm planning to go to UCLA's camp in June.
What is Washington looking for in a school?
"I going to choose the school where I fit in best," Washington said. "I may even end up at a school that I didn't like growing up, like I said I'm going to go to a school where I fit in best."