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July 8, 2011

2013 DB, family make return trip to Auburn

Three weeks ago, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian 2013 defensive back Nick Washington visited Auburn and received big news.

During the visit, Auburn notified Washington that he had received an Auburn offer, joining the likes of Alabama, Florida, and a host of other schools on Washington's list.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound football and baseball player said his first visit to Auburn exceeded expectations, and on Wednesday Washington made another trip to the Plains on his way to a baseball tournament in Atlanta, Ga.

Like the first, Washington enjoyed what he saw, but this time his mother and two brothers were with him.

"The visit went really well," Washington said. "We toured around and saw the entire campus. My mom and brothers really liked it.

"My feelings were about the same after this visit, I liked it a lot."

Washington is being recruited to Auburn by defensive backs coach Phillip Lolley. Washington has spent time with Lolley on both visits now, and said he enjoys the laid back, but straight forward approach by the Auburn coach.

"I like coach Lolley," said Washington. "He's a real southern, tell it like it is guy."

Like his first visit, Washington and his family toured the campus, facilities, and the stadium, but unlike his last visit, Washington met a rather energetic Tigers' assistant coach this time around.

"I met Trooper Taylor for the first time, he's a lot of energy," Washington said. "He's just so energetic, I liked him."

For now, Washington is taking the recruiting process slowly and has no plans to make a decision before next summer.

An important factor for Washington is the opportunity to play baseball in addition to football. Washington said while it's not a deal breaker if he is not allowed to play baseball as well as football, he would like to play both in college.

Regarding Auburn, Washington said he has a lot of interest in Auburn football and baseball. Washington visited the baseball facilities recently, checking out Plainsman Park.

"Most definitely, I can see Auburn being in the mix until the end," said Washington.

Washington does not plan any other visits until his junior season starts.


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