He goes by ‘Q,’ but his talent is hard to question.
After a freshman season that saw Quenton Washington play in 12 games, the USF
cornerback is looking to settle into a starting role in the defensive back field for new defensive coordinators Joe Tresey and David Blackwell.
The Fort Myers native talks about last season, bracketology and what he does in his free time.
Oracle: If someone looked at your mp3 player, who would be on the most-played list?
Washington: That’s a tough one, but probably Plies. I like hip-hop.
O: This a big one: Coke or Pepsi?
W: Without a doubt it’s Pepsi, though I don’t drink a lot of soda.
O: Is that because coach Jim Leavitt drinks a couple Pepsi’s a day?
W: No man, it just tastes better.
O: What’s the one movie you’re embarrassed to let people know you like?
W: Oh, man, you’re kidding me. And this is going to be public, but I like Shrek a lot.
O: What’s your favorite sport other than football?
W: Basketball. I played it in high school.
O: Who do you think will make the Final Four?
W: Oh, UNC for sure, I think the Tar Heels will win it. After that, I’m going to have to take Memphis, Louisville and Pittsburgh.
O: What was your favorite moment from last season?
W: It probably would have to be the Tennessee Martin game. It was my first game, and it was good to be out there playing.
O: Who are a couple famous people you’d like to meet?
W: I’d really like to meet Deion Sanders. He went to my high school. I’d also like to meet (Cleveland Cavaliers forward) Lebron James.
O: Who’s the hardest hitter on the team?
W: Probably Kion Wilson.
O: Who’s the hardest receiver you’ve had to cover?
W: I think the toughest one is from our school, Carlton Mitchell.
O: Last question: Who is the fastest defensive back?
W: Without question it’s me.