"Justin was talking about Arizona State and I had talked to a coach there," Washington said, "so I decided to go out there with Justin. We watched them practice.
"Then, when we were standing and leaving, the head offensive coach (Norvell) gave us verbal offers. I couldn't stop smiling after I got the offer. It's offer number three. It feels great to get it."
Washington talked more about his observations from ASU.
"They have a really good team," he said. "D.J. Foster is a sophomore running back who is very versatile. Marion Grice is another good back with vision. They won a bowl game. Coach Norvell talked about how their offense looks more like a spread, but it's really pro.
"I loved the campus. Everything is open and beautiful. Most of the students don't even use cars to get around the campus; they skateboard and bike."
Washington remains committed to Mississippi State.
"I'm still 100% committed," he said. "I talked to the new head recruiter, Coach (David) Turner. He wants to get to know me more. I called him two weeks ago.
"He knows my high school coach and actually recruited Coach O'Donnell to Davidson as a fullback. Coach Turner is from North Carolina, too, and that's a neat connection."
"UCLA really likes me," Washington said, "and now that I have a first Pac-12 offer, maybe I will get another. Coach (Tim) Brewster said I'll probably get offered by Florida State after Coach Fisher sees me in person."