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Offensive fireworks make positive impression on five-star

April 13, 2019


Until this weekend Las Vegas (Nv.) Desert Pines five-star tight end Darnell Washington‍, the No. 18 prospect in the nation according to the 247 Composite, hadn't had a chance to visit Florida, one of the many programs he currently has under consideration, so he decided to spend his spring break touring several college campuses.

“I haven’t seen Florida, so I wanted to come see Florida - and schools that I haven’t seen yet - so I can make the right decision," replied Washington when asked about why he choose to journey east. “I just like everything about this place. I could relate to probably some of the players here.”

What the 6-foot-7, 250-pounder saw on Saturday was an offensive showcase as the Orange defeated the Blue 60-35 as the two teams - facing base defenses - combined for 762 yards passing.

Included in that total was tight end Kemore Gamble catching two passes for 65-yards while a second tight end - Kyle Pitts - was moved around, lining up in several places and contributing another 56 yards through the air.

"I just like how they use their guys," said Washington. "Not just hands in the dirt, h-back, or out wide, or anything for mismatches.”

If Florida wants to become a player for his services, the Gators will need to keep on him. When asked if he felt like any programs were recruiting him harder than the others, he replied, "A couple schools, Georgia, Tennessee, here [Florida], like SEC schools. They just text me on the daily, they never forget about me, they check in on me and I’ll reply. Just a good connection and relationship.”

Washington will visit both Miami and Alabama before returning home out west. He wants to go to LSU, Texas and Texas A&M on his next set of visits.

As for a timeline he said that he plans on taking his official visits before the Under Armour Bowl in January.

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