Elliot Washington

  • Pos S
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 195

Prospect Info

  • High School Venice
  • City Venice, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Penn State Nittany Lions

  • Class FR

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9316
  • Class 2023
  • Committed 7/8/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 04/23/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

A versatile defensive back with an elite burst that has been getting varsity snaps since he was in eighth grade. Owns a muscular build and is already hovering around 195 pounds. Still room, however, to add some more mass and could eventually tack on 15 pounds or more to his stocky frame, if desired. Has spent much of prep career working on the outside, but figures to settle in as a slot corner or box safety at the next level given physical nature and lack of length. Looks to be one of the best in the Sunshine State for the 2023 cycle when it comes to changing directions as he can twist and turn and get where he needs to be on most occasions. Competitive at the catch point more times than not as he will stick his hip right on a wide receiver and then fight through hands. Likes to play the role of enforcer on Friday nights and has displayed impressive power as a tackler near the line of scrimmage or in the open field. Excels in chase mode, which isn’t surprising giving verified speed markers (10.69 in the 100-meter dash at state track meet as a junior). Doesn’t have a ton of experience working in press-man situations, but understands to some degree how to shed blocks and make a stop, which is always encouraging. Has found success as a punt returner in the past and figures to emerge as a valuable pawn on special teams at the college of his choice given how quickly he can get down the field. Picked off four passes as a junior, helping Venice win a state title in Florida’s highest classification. That’s after a junior campaign in which he was responsible for four more takeaways. Might not be a true CB1 type, but has the skillset and tools to blossom into an impact player in the secondary for a College Football Playoff contender.

Athletic Background

Also runs track … As a junior, placed 3rd at 3A state track meet in the 100-meter dash with a wind-aided 10.69 (1.4) while also anchoring a 4x100 team that captured silver.

2021: Earned some all-state recognition after helping Venice capture a state tile in Florida’s highest classification. Got snaps primarily as an outside CB, but also worked on the inside. Racked up 58 tackles, 4 INT and 4 PBU in 15 games. Also returned a punt for a touchdown.

2020: Started at CB as a sophomore for a Venice team that went 10-4 and made deep run in Florida's 7A state playoffs.

2019: Earned six starts on varsity as a freshman at Venice after getting varsity snaps as an 8th grader at Bradenton Christian.

-- Andrew Ivins

Connections

  • Elliot Washington Sr. Father

    Played basketball at Alabama in the early 90s earning the nickname of “The Shot Doctor” from coach Wimp Sanderson. Now coaches hoops at IMG Academy.

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