Football: Dominion Senior Receiver Taliek Washington Joins D1-AA Bryant Commitment List

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Washington2By Owen Gotimer
LoCoSports Editor-in-Chief
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Sterling (August 20, 2015) — Dominion High School senior Taliek Washington has made a commitment to play football at Bryant University beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.

“It feels amazing knowing I have a home after high school,” the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Washington said. “They made me feel like a Bulldog and a part of their family.”

Washington will join Woodgrove High School senior Jake Wernle on the Division I FCS Bulldogs’ roster next fall as the duo hopes to help twelfth-year head coach Marty Fine improve on Bryant’s 5-7 record in 2014.

Bryant opens up its 2015 slate on September 5 at 3 p.m. at home against American International College.

“I plan to add my speed and physicality,” said Washington who will play wide receiver for the Bulldogs. “I also plan to transform into the player they need me to be.”

The Washington, D.C.-native has done just that for the Titans and continues to be optimistic about Dominion football’s future.

In 2014, the Titans – under head coach Karl Buckwalter – finished 5-6 losing to Courtland High School, 15-13, in the first round of the VHSL 4A North region tournament.

Dominion opens up its 2015 slate on August 28 at 7 p.m. at home against Charlottesville High School.

“I think we will be a problem for a lot of teams this year because of the fact that we have so many weapons and so many returning starters,” Washington said. “I think we’ll go far in the playoffs with our eyes on a state title.”

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Owen Gotimer has a passion for helping people grow and self-educate through new media. Owen spent his college years at Syracuse University, where he studied broadcast and digital journalism in the renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications. In his "free time", Owen volunteers as a varsity baseball coach at John Champe and is the president of the Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship.

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