Taft’s Washington wowed by OSU’s win over Wisconsin: “I was real excited…”

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Taft senior Adolphus Washington

Cincinnati Taft senior DE Adolphus
Washington
made his first official visit to
Michigan State the weekend of Oct. 15 when the Spartans hosted Michigan.
His second trip took him up I-71 this past weekend to Ohio State and he
was
on hand for the Buckeyes’ thrilling 33-29 victory over Wisconsin on
Saturday night.


Cincinnati Taft senior DE Adolphus
Washington
made his first official visit to
Michigan State the weekend of Oct. 15 when the Spartans hosted Michigan.
His second trip took him up I-71 this past weekend to Ohio State and he was
on hand for the Buckeyes’ thrilling 33-29 victory over Wisconsin on
Saturday night.

“The game was real good,”
Washington said. “It seemed like the (game winning touchdown) pass was
in the air forever. When (Devin Smith) caught it I was real excited.
Going to the game was the most fun thing this weekend.”

The crowd and the atmosphere in the Horseshoe were terrific, but
that didn’t surprise Washington.

“The atmosphere was what I expected,” he said. “I knew it would
be like that.”

Washington liked what he heard about the academics at Ohio State.

“I learned some new things,” he said. “I learned more about the
academics and how much help you can get. There is so much help to the
athletes you just can’t fail unless you try to fail. I saw some new
things on campus too – the buildings and stuff like that.”

Luke Fickell has taken an active part in recruiting Washington
and the Buckeye boss and defensive line coach Jim Heacock made sure
Washington felt very wanted.

“I talked to coach Fickell and coach Heacock a lot,” Washington
said. “They told me about the ‘Leo’ position. They said if I come in and
compete and do the right things they can see me playing as a freshman.”

Washington was hosted by Chase Farris,
but spent time with a number of the Buckeyes’ defensive linemen.

“I talked to Chase, Steve Miller, Kenny Hayes,
most of the defensive line,” Washington said. “And I talked to Braxton
(Miller) a lot.”

Washington has one more visit planned. He will visit Cincinnati
the weekend of Nov. 12 when the Bearcats host West Virginia. Washington
and wide receiver teammate Dwayne Stanford
then plan to make their announcements together.

“It’s kind of up in the air when we do it,” Washington said. “But
it will be before the end of November.”

Washington has been saying Ohio State is his leader. When asked
the current status of things Washington said, “Ohio State is still No.
1. Michigan State is probably No. 2.”

The 6-foot-4 and 245-pound Washington was a varsity starter his
freshman year at Cincinnati Roger Bacon. He transferred to Taft for his
junior season and made 101 tackles with 15 sacks. Washington also played
tight end and caught 29 passes for 329 yards with five touchdowns. As a
junior, Washington racked up 119 tackles and 17 sacks as he earned
All-State honors.

Kurelic’s Comment: Unless something changes dramatically,
Washington will be a Buckeye. I don’t expect any dramatic changes.

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