By: Dave Riley:| 4.0 Sports Media
High school football season is in the air with all the summer camps and 7on7 competitions going on, there are a lot of student-athletes transitioning to different schools to call home.
One such athlete is DB Damon Washington from Piscataway, New Jersey out of the class of 2019. The 6’0 180 lbs. is referred to NFL player Richard Sherman of the San Francisco 49ers because of his cover skills and range. Washington is a talented athlete who is a multi-dimensional player and a technically sound prospect that I haven’t seen in a very long time.
Damon glides around the field from snap to whistle, reads and reacts to the run well, and can turn and run with the swift receivers. Washington definitely shows definitely the flexibility to fill the alleys, shows the good body control and burst on linemen that tries to block him on the second level, and can break down in space and make tackles.
Washington excels as a blitzer can also dominate at stopping the run from the point of attack. He’s a physical presence who loves to mix it up. Damon shows good knowledge of the game, has a high motor, he’s very instinctive, and can break down in open space and make plays against the pass.
4.0 Sports Media caught up with Damon Washington about his transfer to St.John Vianney: “I wanted to go somewhere that would utilize all of my skill-sets. I can do so much on the football field and I felt I wasn’t giving all of the opportunity to do that at Don Bosco. Also, I want to show recruiters my versatility on the field and SJV will allow me to do just that.” SJV Damon Washington said.
Washington has a 3.5 GPA and 1100 SAT score. Transferred from Don Bosco Prep in January to Saint John Vianney in Holmdel after 3 years in Ramsey. One year varsity starter at Don Bosco, only gave up one touchdown the entire regular season at Bosco. St. John will be utilizing Washington skill-sets all over the field this coming season at safety, corner, outside linebacker, and running back. Damon was playing at a disadvantage with a broken left hand this summer while competing. Yet he still continues to defend at a high level, helping his new team SJV go undefeated in several 7on7 tournaments.
Washington have interests from Temple, Rutgers, Buffalo, Fordham, Columbia, Stony Brook, Bucknell as well as Princeton. He received an offer from Morgan State in June . Selected as a top 6 DB at Rutgers football camp, fastest man along with a private workout at Buffalo camp. 4.55 40 yard dash, 10 foot broad jump, 4.45 5-10-5. 40 inch vertical. Private workout at temple camp. Last season one interception returned for a touchdown, 7 pass break ups, 35 tackles.
Washington is looking to have a big season for his senior campaign and is anxious to prove all of his doubters wrong.