Welcome to the Frog Fam, ArDarius! The electric play-making safety has apparently backed out of his commitment to LSU the day before signing day, choosing instead to sign with TCU.
Just confirmed with my sources, #TCU has picked up a commitment from ArDarius Washington. #CarterBoys18— Jeremy Clark (@JClarkHFB) February 6, 2018
Washington, who had been pledged to the Tigers for nearly a year, was pursued hard by Gary Patterson and TCU, who see a ton of promise in the small (5’8”, 175) but dynamic three star athlete out of Evangel Christian in Shreveport, LA. When he decided against inking during December’s early signing period, it left hope for the Horned Frogs, who got Washington to campus in January and apparently made a big impression.
Washington held just three offers - LSU, TCU, and UTSA - but that might be due to his early pledge to the Tigers as much as anything. A hard-hitting speedster, Washington can play a myriad of positions in the defensive backfield as well as be an impact player in the return game - where he reminds some of KaVontae Turpin. A top 30 player in Louisiana, Washington is the 22nd pledge for TCU in the class of 2018, and the third safety. He joins QB Justin Rogers, ATH John Stephens, S Hidari Ceaser, and CB Derius Davis (expected to sign Wednesday) as Boys from the Boot in the Frogs’ highly rated signing class.
Don’t let his size fool you - Washington is an impact player. He has incredible closing speed, great hands, and isn’t afraid to lay the wood. Check out his senior season highlights:
Washington is expected to sign at his high school tomorrow afternoon at 2:15. Welcome to the family, ArDarius!