When Everett High football fans last saw Jakarrie Washington, he was putting a spectacular stutter step – now known as The Move – on a Lincoln-Sudbury defender at the 10-yard line on his way to an electrifying 63-yard touchdown and the Crimson Tide’s 36-13 victory in the Super Bowl.
Washington is back for his senior season and he hasn’t wasted any time in displaying his credentials: the senior wide receiver scored three touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s first scrimmage Saturday night against Lynn English, the team Everett defeated in last year’s playoff semifinal.
Washington is, in the words of head coach John DiBiaso, a big-time college football prospect. While Notre Dame-bound senior and teammate John Montelus is regarded as one of the top linemen in the country, Washington is building a reputation as one of the fastest and most exciting players in Massachusetts and beyond.
Washington has between 4.3 and 4.4 (seconds) speed in the 40-yard dash, which is fast.
“Jakarrie is the fastest guy in the state, we know that,” said DiBiaso. “We just have to get the ball in his hands. If the quarterbacks get him the ball, he’s going to score.”
The Everett quarterbacks who are succeeding Jonathan DiBiaso – the state’s all-time record holder for touchdowns – are Patrick Long and Lucas Denis, who both looked impressive while leading the Tide’s potent offense versus Lynn English.
John DiBiaso sees Washington’s bursts of speed each day in practice.
“He has pro speed – he’s the fastest guy we’ve ever had,” said DiBiaso.
The Everett mentor said the nation’s premier Division 1 college football programs are in correspondence with Washington.
“BC, UConn, Syracuse Purdue, Nebraska – every college is looking at him and thinking about making him an offer,” said DiBiaso. “He’s going to be a big-time player.”
Washington will handle a dual role in the Everett offense. “In our spread offense, we play the slot so it’s a running back-wide receiver combination,” said DiBiaso.
Washington said he’s enjoyed his seasons in the Everett program and has the utmost respect for DiBiaso’s leadership.
“He’s the best coach in the state, no doubt about it,” said Washington.
Jakarrie is not the only member of his family who will be wearing a Crimson Tide uniform this season. His twin brothers, Jacob and Joshua, will be starters for the Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner ‘B’ team.