By NU Athletic Communications
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DB, 6-3, 210, Bradenton, Fla. (Bayshore HS)
Latravis Washington will bring outstanding size and speed to the Husker secondary. The 6-3, 210-pound Washington is one of five players in Nebraska's 2007 signing class slated to begin their Husker career in the secondary. Washington is also one of three native Floridians in this class, but is the only Florida high school signee. Washington is the cousin of former Nebraska cornerback Fabian Washington, who was a first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2005. Latravis Washington was a two-way standout for Bayshore High School in Bradenton, Fla., attracting recruiting interest both as a defender and a quarterback. As a senior, Washington split time on defense between the secondary and defensive end, finishing the year with five sacks, in addition to ranking as one of his team's top tacklers. Washington also started at quarterback for Coach Raymond Woodie, and accounted for six passing touchdowns and six rushing scores. Washington also had an excellent junior season, in which he threw for 600 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 800 yards and nine scores. Washington also lines up as the starting power forward for Bayshore's basketball team. In addition to his association with the Huskers through his cousin, Washington attended Nebraska's Elite Quarterback Academy in both 2005 and 2006. Washington is regarded as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, who lists him as the nation's No. 39 safety prospect and the 65th-best player in the state of Florida. Scout.com also gives Washington a three-star ranking and places him 62nd at the safety position. In addition to attending the same high school as Fabian Washington, Latravis also hails from the same hometown as former Husker quarterback Tommie Frazier. Washington chose Nebraska over Ohio State and West Virginia. Washington is the son of Katrina Andrew and Julius Washington Jr., and was born on April 13, 1989.