LSU gets commitment from Karr defensive end Isaiah Washington

Karr High School defensive end Isaiah Washington committed to LSU on Saturday, his high school coach confirmed.

Washington, a three-star prospect ranked as the No. 26 weakside defensive end in the nation, made a nonbinding verbal pledge to the Tigers during the Boys from the Boot, a camp for the state’s top juniors hosted by LSU.

Washington, 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, is LSU’s seventh commitment in the 2015 class and the first on the defensive line.

Karr coach Nathaniel Jones said Washington is “longer” than Karr four-star end Gerald Willis, who signed with Florida over LSU this year.

“Tremendous athletic ability. Tremendous size,” Jones said Saturday night. “Huge play capability. He’s longer than Gerald Willis. He plays at a 6-4, 6-5 frame. Good speed. Kid that’s intelligent on and off the field.”

Jones said Washington is big enough to play at defensive tackle in a 3-4 and is fast enough to be a speed rusher off the edge in a 4-3.