BATON ROUGE—Still taking part in the annual Boys of the Boot festivities Saturday afternoon on campus, the LSU Tigers picked up their third commitment of the Class of 2014.
Westlake tight end Jacory Washington made it official when the 6-5, 210-pound senior-to-be announced that he wanted to join Les Miles and the LSU Tigers.
“We were just sitting down at the table and we were eating lunch,” Washington said. “It has been a fun trip so far for real and I have learned a lot about LSU and met some really cool people. Great food of course and just being on campus has been really awesome. I have gotten to see a lot of stuff. So we were eating lunch and stuff and we were all getting ready to leave and see some more stuff about the campus and I told (LSU Assistant Coach) Steve Ensminger that there was something that I wanted to tell him. He thought we were all going to leave. I shook his hand and told him that I wanted to be a Tiger. He started jumping up and down because he had no idea and he told me not to move because he had to go get Coach Miles. I then met with Coach Miles and we spoke for a couple of minutes and he was really excited about it and said he looks forward to me being in the purple and gold soon.”
Washington joins Wilkinson County athlete Devin Voorhies and Alief High School defensive back Chris Hardeman in the beginning for the Class of 2014 for the Tigers.
In the end, Washington said that it was the discussions between he and Miles about the offensive changes that he wants to implement as the driving force in him choosing to commit to the Tigers.
“I came to Baton Rouge not knowing what I was going to do,” he said. “I just knew that I was coming for Junior Day and to have a fun time. I liked what I was told when I had my one-on-one with Coach Miles. He told me a lot about the things that they are going to be changing with the offense. It caught my attention and really caught my attention.”
However, while Tiger fans are excited about the verbal commitment by the standout tight end, Washington admitted that his recruiting process is far from over.
“Not at all,” Washington said. “My recruitment is still 100-percent wide open. I am still going to take all of my visits and meet with all of the coaches. It is wide open, that is all I can say. I went with my gut feeling at the moment today. That is what I wanted to do.”