Washington Calls Move To QB "Golden Opportunity"

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Latravis Washington says the opportunity to move from linebacker to quarterback at Nebraska is a "golden opportunity."

Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson asked him to make the switch recently because of depth problems at quarterback.

Washington's background and arm strength made him a natural for the job. He says he can throw the ball 80 yards.

Watson said he has no idea where Washington would end up on the depth chart in the fall, but he considers the move permanent.

Washington was a two-year starting quarterback for Bayshore High in Bradenton, Fla., and was recruited to play the position by a number of big-name schools. Nebraska originally wanted him on defense, though.

Watson's offense allows the quarterback flexibility to run and pass. Washington said it seems fun, and he thinks he still can play quarterback.