2012 College Football Recruiting: Adolphus Washington Is a Defensive Force

Mike PendletonCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2010

A very big target on offense, it takes many defenders to bring Washington down
A very big target on offense, it takes many defenders to bring Washington down

Not many players can be effective on both sides of the ball, and when they are, none can play the position like Adolphus Washington. Washington a 6'5" 250-pound defensive end and tight end is headed for college stardom.

From Taft High School (Cincinnati, OH) Washington plays both sides of the ball but is being looked at for his work at the defensive end position. He states his drive as "to make people remember who I am". The way he comes off the ball and brings misery to quarterbacks, the local opponents remember who Washington is.

 His talents have been recognized by not only the locals but by top name colleges as well. Ohio State, Kentucky, Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, West Virginia, Florida, Florida St. Michigan, and Michigan St. have all inquired about Washington playing for their team at the next level. 

He credits his play to not only his hard work ethic but his coaching as well. "My coaches are great, the hype means nothing to any of us, I love the game of football and I just go out there to play every Friday night."

With a playing style similar to Minnesota Vikings' defensive end, Jared Allen, Washington will soon be playing on Saturdays nationwide and if he continues to play at the high level that he does, Washington will be playing on Sundays with the big boys in the NFL.

The best thing about Washington and his play is that he is only a junior, so the offers and letters he has received, will only continue to grow. "I'm not here for that, I just want my family, friends, and teammates to appreciate all the hard work that I put in every day." Washington, a true defensive force and humble star is worth watching in the 2012 recruiting class.