Oregon Wins Over Washington

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos defensive end Tony Washington ends his recruitment and picks the Ducks...

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos defensive end Tony Washington was leaning towards Oregon ever since his official visit last month.

But he wasn't quite ready to pull the trigger.

Then Washington saw Oregon trounce USC, and figured there was no better time than the present to commit to Oregon.

"I committed to the University of Oregon today," said Washington. "I spoke with Coach Jerry Azzinaro, Coach Nick Allioti and Coach Chip Kelly tonight."

Washington said he was impressed with his visit, and then the Ducks win over the Trojans.

"After the SC game, I saw how hard those guys play," said Washington. "It was a no-brainer. When I was on my visit, I felt like I was already a part of the team, even though I was only there for a few days." The coaches and players were two things that stood out to Washington.

"All the coaches were amazing across the board and I felt that I would be able to have a really close bond with anyone of them. They were excited," said Washington. "They feel I made the right decision and they feel I could be a great asset to the program.

With nearly 15 offers, and three visits, Washington was more than happy to get the recruitment over.

"I'm definitely relieved," said Washington. "Now I can just focus on high school football."

Washington said his family was thrilled with his decision.

"Everybody's really excited on my decision and backed me up all the way," said Washington.

Down the line in his career, Washington will have a chance to get after former Los Osos quarterback Richard Brehaut, now at UCLA.

"I'm pumped to get after Richard again," said Washington. "It will be just like old times in practice."


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