TE Washington sets criteria for schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List tight end Jacory Washington (Westlake, La./Westlake) has a wide range of options when it comes to his college choice.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Mississippi, Texas A&M, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Washington are just some of them. And while he does admit there are some schools standing out to him above the rest, Washington doesn't want to get specific.

"I have a couple favorites, but I don't want to mention them," he said.

Though it won't be an easy choice, Washington's selection will come down to a criteria that he has already established.

"Overall academics," he said. "Then somewhere where I can play and contribute to the team."

Washington did make it clear that he is more than just a blocker. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end says he prefers to operate out of a spread system where he can make his influence felt in the passing game.

"Catch the ball and score a lot of touchdowns," he said. "I want to help my team win."

Coming up shortly are three, possibly four, unofficial visits.

"I am going to go down to LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Miami," he listed.