Washington to Visit NC State?

Killian Running back Bobby Washington committed to the Miami Hurricanes this past spring. For him, it was an easy decision to make.

"I'm just in to Miami," Washington told StateFans. "I've been looking at them since I was a little boy and it's just a good opportunity so I committed."

Tabbed the nation's #4 Running Back according to TheInsiders.com, Washington could see early playing time at Miami. However, he's going in with the best possible approach.

"I don't know… I have to go out there and see. I'm just going to go in there, work hard, and see what happens."

Because he committed so early to the Hurricanes, most schools have backed off of Washington. If he hadn't verballed, there were a few programs that had his attention.

"Pittsburgh, Ohio State, NC State, Tennessee, and Texas are five schools I would have visited if I didn't commit to Miami."

N.C. State has landed four prospects from Killian High in the past three years, and that's a big reason why Washington may have looked at the Wolfpack.

"I got friends in [Andre] Maddox, Pat [Thomas], [Stephen] Tulloch, and Miguel [Scott] up there so I wouldn't be by myself. I'd have someone to talk to, show me around campus, and just tell me how it is."

Last year, Stephen Tulloch and Miguel Scott led the Killian Defense. According to Bobby, those guys are great players.

"Tulloch… that guy is an on-going machine. I knew that I would have to go hard at him every play because he's bringing it. He's the toughest player I've ever played against and he's like a Ray Lewis. Don't let that size fool you. Miguel… I like him too. He's a good athlete and he can play. Both of them will be good up there."

Chuck Amato and the Wolfpack program is now considered among the nation's elite in South Florida. Why is that?

"Since Chuck left Florida State's defense hasn't been what it was and now NC State has that defense. They have a bunch of Miami boys and when you have a whole bunch of Miami players there's no telling what can happen then."

Amato had a chance to talk with Washington during the May Evaluation Period. What he told him may actually land the Wolfpack an official visit from the Killian star.

"He came down here one time and told me that if I came up there for a visit I would never want to leave. I'm going to take that visit and see what it's about since he told me that."

If he visits the Wolfpack or not, you have to figure the chances of him backing out of a Miami verbal are slim to none. So, let's assume he signs with the Hurricanes and in two years he's playing N.C. State up in Raleigh. What's going to be said on the field between Bobby and his former teammates?

"Oh man," he said laughing. "That's going to be fun, and I guarantee that a lot of trash-talking will be going around."

Miami Verbal RB Bobby Washington

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