We are taking a break from the Class of 2021 recruits today to look at a big-time playmaker Cedric Washington who has committed to play for the Georgia Bulldogs as part of their Class of 2022.
By Steve Wright
Cedric “CJ” Washington may have only played two seasons of high school football, but the junior to be is a highly prized recruit that has pledged to stay in state after he finishes his high school career at the football factory that has become Cedartown, Ga.
The 247Sports Composite Rankings has Washington as a top 100 player in the class. He is the No. 98 rated player overall and he is the No. 5 rated ILB in the entire nation. The Bulldogs got on the Washington hype train early, giving the player an offer after watching him take over the Georgia Elite Classic event with his outstanding combination of strength, speed and technique.
Staying home was a big deal for Washington with Cedartown being just a couple of hours away from Athens. He plays with a consistently high motor – a fact which only accentuates his athleticism – and he will be following fellow Cedartown alum in Nick Chubb (a player whose No. 27 he wears as a sign of respect) in the red and black of the Bulldogs.
Cedric Washington Scouting Report
The 4-star prospect has an impressive highlight reel as a sophomore that showcases his range from the ILB spot. He makes tackle after tackle as he roams from sideline to sideline, also showing up as a blitzer who can find his way to the QB and making damaging defensive plays. He also stars as a running back, showing that he will know what to do at the college level should he intercept a pass or recover a fumble.
Perhaps his best plays on this video are the ones where he is initially not involved in the action. Plenty of players would take the rest of that play off, but Washington keeps himself active and there are numerous plays in this video where he makes a tackle or a sack seven, eight or nine seconds after the snap. This is because of Cedric Washington’s willingness to work and his attitude to never give up.