Lafayette lineman Elijah Washington (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Elijah Washington – Lafayette High School #22
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
We’ve been watching our #22 athlete for years now. While linemen don’t always get a lot of love, this guy is deserving because of his discipline and his abilities that are showcased in Andy Linn’s offense that churns out yardage like Joey Chestnut mows down hot dogs on the Fourth of July.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. We’ve scoured the region for talent for almost ten years now, keeping an eye on the best of the best, but also looking for opportunities to connect athlete and high school programs with college coaches. Coming in as the 22nd best senior prospect region-wide is Lafayette offensive lineman Elijah Washington.
#22 Elijah Washington (2019 DT 6-3 280) – Lafayette High School
Washington is an anchor of the offensive line. That isn’t the end of his contributions at Lafayette.
He’s dishing out punishment on the defensive line as well. That means he wasn’t taking many plays off as a junior.
Defensive linemen don’t really get the benefit of generating stats that are posted for everyone to see. Sacks are glorious. Tackles get noticed. The statistical proof for a defensive lineman comes primarily by his contributions to the unit as a whole.
A quick check of the scoring from last fall is indicative of Elijah’s value to his squad. The Rams’ defense pitched four shutouts in a 14-game season in 2017. The highest point total surrendered all year was in their final game, a loss to Louisa County in the Class 4 State Semifinal. That was a 20-13 loss to the Lions. The average points per game against Lafayette last year? That was 7.86 or just a little more than a touchdown with a PAT per game.
That gives your offense a great opportunity to win every contest.
– Andy Hilton
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Junior Season Highlights for Elijah Washington: