West Virginia added depth to its secondary for the 2018 season today with a commitment from Keith Washington. The native of Prattville, AL began his career at Michigan where he played on special teams during the 2016 season after red shirting in 2015. Prior to the beginning of the 2017 season Washington announced that he would be transferring to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi. The Alabama native will reportedly be enrolling in January and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Washington had offers from Kansas, East Carolina, Texas Tech and four other division one programs. This signing continues a trend of WVU landing JUCO players from the Mississippi Community Colleges. For more information on WVU’s connection to the Mississippi JUCO schools, read my article “Last Chance U” schools of Mississippi, a pipeline to Morgantown.
The addition of Washington adds greatly needed depth at corner for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. WVU loses both of its’ starting corners in Elijah Battle and Mike Daniels to graduation this year. Washington will have the chance to compete for a starting role at corner or at worst add depth and another quality special teams player. His added experience playing at Copiah-Lincoln CC and enrolling early in January will be a big advantage towards him seeing the field early.
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