Saban Offers 4-Star DB With Crimson Tide Bloodline
Elliot Washington II, a 4-star safety from Venice, Florida, earned a scholarship offer this week from the Crimson Tide during an unofficial visit to the University of Alabama. His father played under coach Wimp Sanderson from 1991-93, earning the nickname “The Shot Doctor” as the starting point guard of a Crimson Tide team that reached the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.
"Me and my dad will evaluate closely what’s best situation for me to be elite at the next level," Washington told Bama Central's Tyler Martin earlier this week. "I’m excited for the opportunity and being blessed to be considered at Bama."
Washington plays at Venice High School in Florida while his father coaches basketball at IMG Academy. He's taken other visits in the past and mentioned to Martin how the facilities have been upgraded over the years "...amazed then and still now."
The 2023 prospect is not defined by his father's previous successes though, having made his own mark as a defensive back in two years of high school football. In his young career, Washington has totaled 82 tackles, nine pass break ups and three interceptions according to 247 Sports, seeing time at cornerback and safety.
He's ranked as the 11th safety in the country, 27th player in Florida and 133rd player in the nation according to 247 Sports while Rivals rates him a 4-star cornerback but has yet to rank him against his peers. He holds offers from Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, UCF, Tennessee and Oklahoma among many others.
"I’m hoping the relationship grows, from what I know they are best at developing DB’s along with a couple other colleges (Ohio St., Florida) that’s offered," Washington told Bama Central. "Hopefully they see the full value in my abilities to be an elite player in their system. With my size and speed, 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds and versatility being able to play outside, nickel and safety, not all prospects can play all three spots."