Kirby Smart shares early assessment of 5-star freshman Darnell Washington
Georgia’s No. 1-ranked 2020 recruiting class was headlined by four 5-star prospects. Of those 4, Darnell Washington is the one most likely to touch the football.
Rated as an ATH, Washington fits in at Georgia as a tight end. In two games, Washington’s box score contributions have been minimal, with just a 26-yard reception in the season-opening win at Arkansas.
During his Tuesday media opportunity, Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart was asked for his assessment of Washington in the first two games.
“Darnell has done a good job,” Smart told reporters. “He’s been kind of thrown in the fire. I wish his conditioning was at a higher level. I wish he could sustain his high speed longer. He gets tired pretty quickly, but he is physical. He’s not afraid of contact, and he’s got great hands.”
UGA’s next opponent, Tennessee, was one of the 35 programs to extend a scholarship offer to the 5-star recruit from Las Vegas. We’ll see if Washington gets involved in Saturday’s rivalry showdown.