I find it very interesting that back to back weeks I’ve brought a player named Washington to you. I think it’s a sign, personally. The gods are speaking a Boise State win into existence through the names of our players, and it’s pretty cool in my opinion.
#31, Zion Washington, Redshirt Sophomore, Safety
High school: Reedy High School, Frisco TX
How’d he get to The Blue™?
Zion had a lot of schools from a lot of different levels interested in him out of high school. He had offers from FCS schools all the way up to Georgia Tech and lots of interest from both Texas Tech and TCU. In the end, after 43 tackles in his senior year including two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and an INT, Washington took his talents to Boise to sure up the secondary in the 208.
In high school, Washington had great defensive stats, but also contributed nearly 500 all purpose yards on offense in his senior year, rushing for 213 yards and 2 TDs, as well as snagging 21 catches for 260 yards. It’s always nice to have a DB/Safety that you can count on to catch anything that comes his way.
Two weeks in a row I’ve said that a Washington looks like a rapper now, but I think Chance the Rapper just fits the build here.
Washington was a big time play maker on both sides of the ball in high school and saw the field in the majority of games last year. He also knocked it out of the park in the classroom, earning Academic All-Mountain West honors in fall of last year, and being named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete in 2021-22. Coming out of high school, Washington was ranked in the top 100 in his position nationally, and got a lot of love from all around the nation.
Things are going to be interesting in the BSU secondary this year. The thought was that Washington would be the backup Nickel this season, but reports are saying that incoming transfer Titus Toler will be playing at Nickel this year, and Seyi Oladipo has already staked his claim on the position as well. Washington should get reps for the Broncos this year, but in what capacity is hard to say. His role on special teams will likely continue, and some added time and growth in the secondary will most likely be added.
Is he on Twitter?
@ZionWashington_ is the home of Zion’s twitter. If you follow him, you might even get an invitation to get some training in with some of the team!
Completely made up fact
Zion would start on every Mountain West team on either side of the ball, but chose to come to Boise simply because the Broncos are that far superior to the res of the league.