Spurrier to visit Devin Washington Thursday

Devin Washington

The 2013 defensive end and South Carolina commit says Gamecock head football coach Steve Spurrier will stop by his high school in Orlando this week. Read what Washington has to say about the special visit here.

Devin Washington said Jones High School (Orlando, Fl.) is buzzing about his upcoming high-profile visitor.

"My English teacher is really excited, she is a Florida graduate and was there when Spurrier was coaching. He is her favorite coach," said Washington.

The three-star defensive end said the South Carolina head football coach will make a stop by his high school on Thursday.

"My football coach is former Miami All-American Kenard Lang, and he was recruited by Spurrier, so he's excited to see him to," he said.

Washington said the head ball coach plans to stop by his high school during his lunch break.

"My mom will be here to meet him and we'll take him around the school. I'm really looking forward to it," he said.

Washington said he'll also be meeting with Coach Everette Sands, who will be making an in-home visit later that day.

"It's just going to be an all-around exciting day," he said.

Washington said he is most looking forward to having a little piece of Columbia in Orlando.

Washington has been to Columbia twice this season, once for the Georgia game and the other for the Tennessee game.

"I love the city. I've been out with the team, to the mall, and to a bunch of restaurants. My favorite restaurant is the Blue Marlin. I had the catfish and grits," he said.

The Georgia game was the first South Carolina game Washington had ever attended.

"The Georgia game was very exciting. It was action packed. It was definitely the loudest stadium I have ever been in, and it was insane. The crowd was amazing," he said.

Washington said on his visit for the Tennessee game, he watched tape with Brad Lawing.

"Coach Lawing showed me how defensive ends play at South Carolina. He showed me the depth chart too, so it was all very exciting and helpful," he said.

Wsahington picked South Carolina over UCF, Clemson, Vanderbilt, NC State, Duke, USF, FIU, Missouri and Ole Miss.

Washington said South Carolina recruited him initially as a defensive end, while other schools recruited him to play outside linebacker.

"I like defensive end the most. I've been playing it for the longest. I know I'm better with my hands in the dirt. People may say I am not big enough, but I am going to be working the next six months to get bigger and stronger. I know I can play the position as well as anyone else. If I need to play another position though, that's fine too. I am just trying to get on the field and play," he said.

Washington said a few schools were still recruiting him but have since backed-off.

"They saw my Twitter posts about South Carolina and I think that scared them away. I love Gamecock Nation and my commitment is solid," he said.

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