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Early Signing Period 2019: 4-star CB Woodi Washington signs with Oklahoma

With this signing, Oklahoma is getting a talented defensive back straight out of SEC country.

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The Oklahoma Sooners aren’t known for their shutdown secondary play, but landing 4-star CB Woodi Washington is a good place to start moving in that direction. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee native signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, making his July pledge to OU.

Washington is the No. 6 prospect in the state of Tennessee, the 20th overall cornerback and No. 184th overall nationally. He held offers from Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and more. At 5’11” and 175 pounds, he has good size compared to most defensive backs currently on the Sooners’ roster, and he plays even bigger. If he’s not jumping a route, he’s using his cover skills to smother receivers mid-route.

With Tre Brown, Tre Norwood and Parnell Motley solidified as the team’s top cornerbacks, Washington would have to seriously impress to win himself significant playing time early on. Still, his physical gifts will be impossible to ignore during camp. The key will be proving he can translate his cover skills from the high school ranks to DI. It’ll be especially interesting to see how the corners, as well as the safeties, are utilized once Oklahoma finds its next defensive coordinator. Needless to say, the cupboard certainly won’t be empty with players like Washington coming in.

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