Terrell Buckley has been busy during the COVID-19 shutdown, adding Kyndrich Breedlove and Demarko Williams to his room. And now he is adding yet another out-of-state cornerback to the Rebels’ 2021 class with the addition of three-star Trey Washington.
The seventh commit for Lane Kiffin’s class chose the Rebels over notable programs like Duke, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt. The Hewitt-Trussville corner released a top-10 last month, but decided it was time to verbally commit before his senior season begins.
The 42-ranked player from Alabama was an impact guy for the Huskies as a junior, making 38 tackles, defending 16(!) passes, and intercepting three more.
Washington joins the aforementioned Breedlove (6’0) and Williams (5’11) as well as safety Elijah Sabbatini (6’1) in the defensive backfield in this year’s class. Buckley and the Rebels seem to have a plan for DJ Durkin and Chris Partridge’s defense: length and speed.
How does he fit in?
At 5’11 and 185-pounds, Washington fits the mold that the Rebels are seemingly looking for under Lane Kiffin. He exhibits plenty of play-making ability in space and has plenty of speed to run down receivers in the openfield and to maintain position at the top of the route to make a play on the football.
Trey uses leverage well in coverage and has tremendous body control when going up for one-on-one balls. He will arrive on campus with plenty of 7A reps under his belt and will be ready to compete in Buckley’s room for the 2021 season.