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