Freshman RB Maurice Washington didn’t have the chance to participate in player-run practices with his Nebraska teammates this offseason. He’s barely had a chance to get used to his dorm room. It doesn’t seem to have mattered.

Washington has only been at Nebraska, but he’s already the buzz of fall camp. The former 4-star recruit – ranked the No. 10 running back in the class – was only admitted to school last week, but his late arrival does not seem to hampered his progress on the field.

He’s listed at only 6-1, 170 pounds, but the reports out of Cornhuskers camp are that Washington is proving difficult to bring down. He’s also a noted speedster. That combination is already proving to turn some heads as coaches (such as quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco and offernsive coordinator Troy Walters) and teammates (such as freshman QB Adrian Martinez) are taking notice of Washington’s play-making ability.

“He’s special. He has another gear. He has some instincts that you just don’t coach,” Walters told reporters recently.