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Jakarrie Washington: 2013 Wisconsin Football Recruiting Class

For National Signing Day we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including CB Jakarrie Washington from Everett, MA. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Badger football's 2013 class.

Mike Kearney/Everett Advocate
170 lbs
Composite Ranking
Everett (MA) Everett HS
3 stars (#137 CB)

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Say you what will about 40-yard dash times -- especially pre-NFL Combine 40-yard dash times. But Jakarrie Washington's been clocked running a 4.41 40 in the Everett High School gym. As the Boston Globe points out, that time would've surpassed all but 13 players at the 2012 combine and equalled the mark set by Robert Griffin III.

"They said they like my speed and quickness," said the 5-foot-10-inch, 180-pound Washington, who will likely play cornerback for the Badgers with a chance to return kickoffs and punts. "I want to be [Philadelphia Eagles receiver] DeSean Jackson. He's just the pretty boy on the field, the flashiest person. He brings the excitement to the game."

Alright then. I think Badger Nation will take that.

Washington enjoyed a brilliant senior season -- on offense, granted -- even while Everett struggled with injuries at the quarterback spot, scoring 23 touchdowns and boosting the Crimson Tide (REAL ORIGINAL, GUYS) to the Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl championship in December. All inclinations have him being used as a full-time cornerback, though, with the potential for special teams opportunities. According to Everett coach John DiBiaso, Washington should settle in just fine on the other side of the ball.

"He has that ability to lock people down - he's shown that for us," DiBiaso said. "They were very happy with the fact he could tackle. They wanted corners that could cover and come up and stick you. He filled that bill."

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: 5.2 (N/A)
Scout: (#56 CB)
ESPN: 69 (#110 CB - #8 in MA)
24/7: 79 (#137 CB - #8 in MA)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed Jan. 24, 2013

Gary Andersen import Bill Busch gets the credit for bringing in Washington, one of several indications he will be playing on defense. Wisconsin's new secondary coach made a home offer that ultimately pulled Washington in and away from offers from Nebraska, Texas Tech and Washington State -- without ever visiting Madison, either.

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Statistics Statistics

Senior: 33 passes, 439 yards, nine touchdowns. 75 carries, 697 yards, 15 touchdowns. Two interceptions, two fumbles recovered, one touchdown.

Honors Honors

2012 MaxPreps Massachusetts All-League Team, Greater Boston