OL Darius Washington of Pensacola, FL has now firmed up his official visit to USC for September 7th. The Mississippi State commitment already had set officials to Mississippi State for September 28th and Miami for October 5th.
Washington said USC coach Will Muschamp is leading the Gamecocks’ recruiting efforts and is in touch daily, primarily thru text messages.
“He just asks me how I’m doing, how school is going,” Washington said. “We’re just keeping in contact and he’s just telling me about practices. I need to get up there and see the camp and see how everything goes on my official visit. I can’t pinpoint my feelings without getting there. As of relationship wise, talking on the phone, we have a phone-built relationship.”
Washington committed to Mississippi State in early June and the Bulldogs have remained in firm control of his recruiting since then. It won’t be easy for the Gamecocks or Hurricanes to turn him from the Dogs.
“It’s going to be very hard to get me away from Mississippi State,” Washington said. “Mississippi State just knocked it out of the park on my last visit. They showed me everything and I just love the coaches so much and I just love the school in general. If a school shows me they are more comfortable to my situation and specifically it’s better for me at that school than Mississippi State, then I’d basically change my mind, but right now my heart is committed to Mississippi State and it’s going to be very hard.”
Washington said his grandmother and uncle will join him on his visits. Right now he does not plan to sign early.