The Florida State Seminoles have secured the signature of their top secondary target for the 2021 class. Hunter Washington, who committed to Florida State in May, made it official today by signing with the Seminoles on Early Signing Day:
Florida State went into the Lone Star State to pull the 4-star’s services. Washington is ranked as the 251st player nationally, and the 19th best cornerback. Washington recorded multiple interceptions the last two seasons for Katy High School in Katy, Texas.
Washington is 5’11, 175 pounds, but not afraid to come downhill and deliver punishment to ball carriers. In Tomahawk Nation’s scouting report, CoachAB noted:
Washington comes up, plays sound football, and unloads on offensive players. This is a young man who can play in the boundary and be counted on to be in the right place and make plays against the run.
Seven Island is treacherous. Welcome, @Hunter_DB7#NSD21 | #Tribe21— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 16, 2020
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Additionally, in the Tomahawk Nation scouting report, it’s noted that Washington is going to arrive in Tallahassee already experienced in various defensive schemes:
Watching Washington’s clips, you see him play zone and back pedal in man coverage. This is encouraging from a prospect because he can step in and be diverse. You hear players talk about playing press-man, or described as a Cover 2 corner, but Washington can do both. You also get a sense of whether he can play safety by observing him play from depth. Diversity in today’s game is crucial to stopping modern spread offenses.
To see the impact Washington brings to #Tribe21 for yourself, checkout his highlights below:
Washington originally committed to Florida State over in-state schools Texas and Texas A&M, along with several other top schools. Once Washington committed to Florida State, he never wavered and stayed a consistent part of the #Tribe21 class. With all the skills he possesses, it shouldn’t surprise fans to see Washington roaming the Doak secondary for years to come.
From his FSU bio:
DB | 6-0 | 180
KATY HIGH SCHOOL
Four-star prospect…ranked 220th in ESPN300…No. 14 cornerback in America and No. 39 overall prospect in Texas according to ESPN…ranked as nation’s 18th-highest cornerback and Texas’ 26th overall prospect by Rivals…rated as No. 19 cornerback in America and No. 39 prospect in Texas on 247Sports Composite…helped lead Katy to 8-1 record and appearance in 6A D-II state playoffs his senior season…second-team all-district selection as a junior after helping Tigers produce 12-1 overall record and advance to region final round of 6A D-I state playoffs…returned two interceptions for touchdowns…achieved second-team all-district recognition as a sophomore after Katy finished 11-2 and played into region final round of state playoffs.