One day after Georgia State lost its first commitment for 2013, another recruit claimed the honor.
Devonte Washington of Jacksonville, Fla., committed to Georgia State over Iowa State and Florida Atlantic on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver is Georgia State’s first commitment for this year’s class and he didn’t even realize it until he was informed by a reporter.
“No sir, I wasn’t aware of that but it feels good,” Washington told the AJC. “Well, it’s not really a big deal because I already had my mind up that I was committing to Georgia State today. That’s why I got here early.”
On Tuesday, Washington made his first-ever trip to Georgia State. He had been to Atlanta before, even visiting Georgia Tech, which had showed some interest but has yet to offer. Washington said he missed out on the opportunity to meet with Georgia State coach Bill Curry because he was out of the office but went ahead committed to a couple of assistants.
“I always knew I was going to Georgia State … I just like the city, it’s a nice school, and the academics are pretty good,” Washington said. “They are the first school that showed me a lot of love. I love Atlanta; there are a lot of opportunities here.”
Last year as a junior, Washington caught 22 passes, including three for touchdowns.
Originally, QB DJ Juste was Georgia State’s first 2013 recruit but he de-committed two days later on Monday.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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