September 20, 2007

Washington will play, but how much?

For three weeks, Derrick Washington lived on the bubble. Would he play or would he have to wait until next September? The question was answered when #24 took the field for the first time as a Tiger against Western Michigan last weekend.

"They started talking with me on Tuesday, I had to meet with coach Pinkel on Thursday," Washington said. "He talked to my parents and after that it was a wrap."

After the Washington family signed off, the freshman from Ray-Pec was ready for his college debut. It was not a place he saw himself a month ago.

"I came a long way, especially since the beginning of camp," Washington said.

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