Desert Pines standout Darnell Washington commits to Georgia


Christopher DeVargas

Darnell Washington of the Desert Pines High football team poses for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino.

Thu, Jan 2, 2020 (8:30 p.m.)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Georgia added a five-star commitment from Las Vegas on Thursday when tight end Darnell Washington announced his commitment to the Dawgs at the Under Armour All-America Game.

Washington — a 6-foot-7, 260-pound tight end who starred at Desert Pines High School and is ranked No. 6 overall in the ESPN 300 — chose Georgia over Alabama, Florida, Miami and Tennessee and announced the commitment by revealing a Georgia onesie on his daughter.

Washington is only the third tight end to earn a five-star ranking since the ESPN 300 started in 2011. He joins Arik Gilbert, an LSU commit in this class, and Isaac Nauta, who signed with Georgia in the 2016 class. Georgia already had the No. 4-ranked class prior to this commitment, so it's safe to say the Dawgs will be moving up in the class rankings.

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