OL Darius Washington (6-4 285) of Pensacola, FL committed to Mississippi State in early June. But he has not shut down his recruiting and one to step thru that door was USC which officially offered earlier this week. USC head coach Will Muschamp and offensive line coach Eric Wolford have put the double-team recruiting effort on Washington.
“Me and Coach Wolford and Coach Muschamp have built a relationship over the summer, talking every day over the summer,” Washington said. “Getting the South Carolina offer just showed me that my hard work has been paying off and I look forward to taking my official there.”
Washington is looking at the Georgia weekend for his official visit to USC though that’s not set in stone. When he visits, it will be his first to USC. He’s already taken a liking to Wolford and Muschamp thru their conversations.
“Coach Wolford is a good coach, he’s told me he’s been in the NFL so he knows to put guys in the NFL,” Washington said. “And, South Carolina in general, I like Coach Muschamp because he’s a great person in dealing with stuff besides football.”
USC definitely will have a chance to impress Washington once he gets on campus, but he said it will take something really special to turn him away from the Bulldogs.
“It’s going to be hard trying to change my mind,” he said. “With Mississippi State, the connection with the coaches is great. I love the community and I love the players that I’d be playing with and I love the overall school, just the people there.”
Washington will take his official visit to Mississippi State for the Florida game. He also plans to take an official visit to Miami for the Florida State game.