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QB/DB Latravis Washington

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yes he will be a big pick up for NU or any school on the defensive side of the football. if i am reading his statements correctly, he realizes that he is not the greatest QB and has a better future on the defesive side of the ball

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and if he puts on about 5 to 10 more pounds he could be a devastating safety for us!!!! I can almost see Sweed going across the middle and getting his teeth knocked the hell out now!!!! :nutz

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That is great to hear. I just hope his SAT scores come back good and he'll be 'N'. With his size, speed, and blood lines- I am thinking this kid might be capable of big things.

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Great size and speed combo could spell early playing time. Calli isnt accepting his verbal until his sat scores are out in a couple weeks.

 

I really hope he passed because he will be a stud!

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I heard LaTravis is going to Columbus for the Ohio St. and Michigan game.

Hopefully he is just using one of his allowed visits so he can see the "Game of the Century" in person.

 

 

Seems to be the reason. Good to see Fabian gave his approval even after Callahan's downfall with the Raiders.

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I heard LaTravis is going to Columbus for the Ohio St. and Michigan game.

Hopefully he is just using one of his allowed visits so he can see the "Game of the Century" in person.

 

 

Seems to be the reason. Good to see Fabian gave his approval even after Callahan's downfall with the Raiders.

 

 

Wasn't Cally already gone when Fabian was drafted?

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Callahan coached Fabian for one year at Nebraska before he left for the draft. So yes, you are correct that Callahan was already gone from the Raiders organization when Fabian was drafted by the Raiders.

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Bruins' Washington headed for Nebraska

 

The highly recruited LaTravis Washington is slated to play safety for the Cornhuskers.

 

BY ALAN DELL

 

 

CORRESPONDENT

 

 

BRADENTON -- From almost the first day he visited the University of Nebraska campus as a sophomore, LaTravis Washington had a feeling that was the place for him.

 

It didn't hurt that his cousin, Fabian Washington, a starting defensive back for the Oakland Raiders, played for the Cornhuskers.

 

LaTravis would like to follow in the footsteps of Fabian and took a step in that direction recently when he orally committed to play football for the 'Huskers. Nebraska wants the Bayshore High quarterback/defensive back to play safety, which he agrees with.

 

"I think defense is the quickest way to get on the field there (at Nebraska) and the best way for me to get to the next level," Washington said. "Fabian told me I should go where I wanted, but he had nothing but good things to say about Nebraska. He had a great career there, got a good education and went on to the NFL."

 

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Washington had offers from all of the Florida schools and narrowed his final three down to Ohio State, West Virginia and Nebraska. All of the schools except Ohio State wanted him to play defensive back.

 

"Ohio State wanted me for quarterback, but I just didn't see myself doing that for four years. I put a lot of thought into it," Washington said.

 

"Nebraska wants me to play strong safety, which is what I want to play on the next level so I think it's a perfect opportunity for me."

 

Washington, who has been clocked at 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash, was going to make trips to Ohio State and West Virginia, but canceled the visits.

 

"I just didn't feel like going and felt Nebraska is the place for me," he said. "The coaches there treat you like a son and that is a big thing for me. I got to feel like I am at home."

 

Washington, who turns 18 in April, played strictly quarterback his sophomore and junior years at Bayshore. This past season he played safety and some defensive end, where he recorded five sacks.

 

He made his oral commitment to Nebraska defensive assistant coach Phil Elmassian on the phone and was told he had a good chance of getting on field as a true freshman just as Fabian Washington did.

 

"He said if I bust my butt, I could play and that is what I am looking forward to. I want to make a big impact," Washington said.

 

The last hurdle left is his test scores. Washington is waiting for the results of his ACT exam that he took last month to see if he qualifies.

 

"I feel confident that I made the score that I needed and I am looking forward to having a good career at Nebraska," he said.

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I thought he committed a while ago?

 

 

No, NU's staff was waiting for test scores. Maybe he got them, maybe not. This article was printed today...I think

The article also mentions they are waiting on the test scores.

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This guy might be a "sign and place" kind a guy if I recall correctly. Kinda like Wallace Franklin or Broderick Hunter.

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Jeez how long does it take to get the results back? (It's been an eternity since I took them) If he took the ACT as mentioned in the article that was October 28. Some people claim he took the SAT as well and that was November 4.

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Washington is now fully qualified and is listed on Rivals free site as our 21st recruit. This makes 6 defensive backs. Our secondary just may be our most improved area next season.

I'm happy we covered this position of need in this recruiting class.

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