Tar Heels host Washington

2016 RB Robert Washington, Jr. from SouthLake Christian Academy (Huntersville, NC) visited the University of North Carolina yesterday.

Robert Washington and his dad (Robert Washington, Sr.) watched North Carolina batter the Idaho Vandals yesterday.

"Robert enjoyed it," dad said. "He likes Carolina. The last time we had been to the campus was when my mom passed away, and that was when Robert was three years old. She was in the hospital, which is right there near the stadium.

"We met the coaches and his area recruiter. On the way out, the head coach (Larry Fedora) told Robert that he would like to see him at camp. It was raining really hard during the game, but Robert didn't want to leave. The best part of unofficial visits is after the game where you get to meet the coaches and players. Robert is always paying attention to the running backs; No. 26 for North Carolina (Giovani Bernard) is really good."

Last weekend, the father and son duo were at Duke; they'll be at North Carolina State this upcoming Saturday.

"I met the head coach at North Carolina and he was real nice," Robert said.

SouthLake, meanwhile, remained unbeaten with a 55-13 romp over Asheville School.

"I felt about 90 percent and I had most of my explosion back," Robert said. "I had eight carries for 102 yards and a TD with one catch for 25 yards. "I'm working my way back to 100 percent."

Despite being dinged up, the freshman is averaging 9.9 yards per carry and is second on the team in rushing behind a senior.

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