ORLANDO, Fla., — Darnell Washington is a true unicorn prospect. They simply don’t make many football players that are 6-foot-8 and 265 pounds with ball skills like the Las Vegas athlete. That’s a big reason why he’s the No. 10 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class and a 5-star prospect.
And Washington is now a Georgia Bulldog after he announced his commitment to the program during the Under Armour All-American Game. Washington becomes the 20th member of the 2020 class and the highest rated as well.
Given his size, movement skills and catching ability, Washington is going to play tight end at Georgia next year. That’s great news for the Bulldogs, given they will be losing seniors Charlie Woerner and Eli Wolf.
And Washington is confident he’s going to be able to make a difference early on in his Georgia career.
“I think I can play and help out a lot,” Washington said. “They’re losing two good tight ends and they’re going to gain a great one, so I think I can help out.”
During practices this week at the Under Armour All-American Game, Washington frequently showed why he is going to be a matchup nightmare just given his mammoth size. He was able to outjump multiple defensive backs and use his massive size to high point balls most players wouldn’t be able to come down with.
Washington added that after taking multiple visits to Georgia, he felt like it was the place for him. He also credited Georgia coaches Todd Hartley and Dell McGee for how they handled his recruiting process.
“It came down to how like I got along with the coaches,” he said. “Not only that with the recruiting pitches. I know what’s real and what’s not. It came down just to like the vibe of the schools and the vibe of the coaches. I just want to work. Work hard. I don’t want anything given. I want to earn everything I get.”