Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings. This entry is about all things CJ Washington in the 2022 recruiting cycle. He’s certainly a name to keep tabs on.
CJ Washington plays for Cedartown High School in Northwest Georgia. He wears No. 27 for those Bulldogs.
Yes, that No. 27 for Cedartown.
If that doesn’t bring to mind enough of a parallel, let’s make that a direct link. Washington will work out frequently with Nick Chubb, including two times today.
He collected 20-plus sacks during his sophomore year for Cedartown. Made a few All-State teams. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Washington is electric off the edge and is the definition of a physical football player.
His lifts are what somebody who works out with Nick Chubb better be able to do.
Washington bench presses 340 pounds, does some rep maxes with 295 for power cleans and is already squatting 515-plus pounds. His power clean max is at 330 pounds. (NEWS FLASH: This is a high school sophomore.)
When recruiting analysts size him up, it is a fitting comparison to liken him to former No. 1 overall recruit Nolan Smith. He’s got that kind of explosion coming off the edge.
“I don’t know about that one,” Washington said. “I don’t even know how to explain that. I just know I will be very thankful for that offer.”
CJ Washington was at Georgia for the Notre Dame and Texas A&M games last season. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
His response there came when he just held offers from Albany State, Coastal Carolina and Nebraska.
But he managed not to mention “Elisabeth” or coming to join anyone.
But the young fella did look like he was having palpations. He put one hand to the side of his face and started smiling.
That picture even included a long exhale and taking a few deep breaths.