Washington Ready to Visit U-M, Meet Harbaugh

Huntersville (N.C.) Southlake Christian 2016 RB Robert Washington talks possible Michigan visit, his thoughts on Harbaugh and more.

When Huntersville (N.C.) Southlake Christian 2016 four-star running back Robert Washington first heard the news that Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh to be its next coach, he knew the program had made the right choice.

“My initial reaction was that’s a great move for Michigan -- that’s a great coach,” Washington said. “He obviously knows how to develop NFL talent. It’s great that he’s a Michigan alum himself. To get a Michigan to come and coach Michigan, for coach Harbaugh -- it’s great move for him.”

Washington, who holds a Michigan offer, says his next move is make his way up to Ann Arbor, Mich. for a visit.

“I just really want to go up there and talk to coach Harbaugh and get a feel for what type of guy he is to me,” Washington said. “Just walk around campus and get a feel for Michigan again. Just talk to all the coaches and the news coaches on the staff. I just want to get to know the new coaches and coach Harbaugh.”

Currently, Washington is rated No. 178 overall prospect in the Scout 300 and No. 16 RB overall. He stands at 5-foot-10, 215-pounds and has run for over 5,763 yards with 66 touchdowns through his first three years on varsity.

Washington is planning on making his final decision in March. In no particular order, he says his top schools of interest included Ohio State, Syracuse, USC, Nebraska, Miami (Fla.) and Notre Dame. Ultimately, he says he is looking for certain aspects in his future program.

“Really just the educational aspect,” Washington said. “What type of coaches are there. Coaches make a big deal when you make a commitment. Because if you don’t like your coach, why would you got there? And for me to feel at home, because you could be there for four years or more.”

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