Washington, who originally signed with Miami but was released from his letter-of-intent on Tuesday, cleared admissions today and is eligible to play as a true freshman.
He will wear #22 for the Wolfpack.
High school profile: One of the most highly-sought running back recruits in the nation... straight-ahead runner who can bust between the tackles for tough yards, or outrun defenders on the outside... has all the skills to become a top collegiate running back... has been compared to former NFL great Eric Dickerson because of his upright running style and his breakaway speed... sure-handed ball carrier who seldom fumbled... has been timed at 4.32 in the 40-yard dash... on the track, has run sub-11 in the 100 meters and 21.5 in the 200... a SuperPrep All-American... rated the no. 18 prospect in the nation on SuperPrep's Elite 50 list... rated the nation's no. 4 running back by SuperPrep... rated the no. 2 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep... rated the nation's no. 7 tailback prospect by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report... the nation's no. 40 prospect by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report... rated the no. 3 prospect on the Florida Top 50 by Rivals.com... rated the no. 10 player on Rivals.com's Southeast Elite 88 list... a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100... rated the nation's no. 3 running back prospect by Rivals.com... rated the nation's no. 35 prospect on the Rivals.com National Top 100 list... rated the no. 5 prospect on the Orlando Sentinel's Florida Top 100 list... rated the no. 2 prospect on the Miami Herald's Miami-Dade Top 25 list... rushed for 5,695 yards and 61 touchdowns in his high school career... a three-time First-Team All-Dade County selection... First-Team All-State as a junior and a senior... led his 2003 team to the State Class 6A semi-finals... a four-year starter who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three of his four high school seasons... as a senior in 2003, he rushed for 2,132 on 305 carries (7.0 avg.) and scored 21 touchdowns... as a junior in 2002, he rushed for 1,556 yards on 215 carries (7.2 avg.) and scored 12 touchdowns... transferred to Killian prior to his sophomore year... as a sophomore, he rushed for 948 yards on 225 carries (4.2 avg.) and scored 12 touchdowns that season... played as a freshman at Archbishop Carroll High School, rushing for 1,059 yards on 159 carries (6.7 avg.) and 16 touchdowns... cousin of former Florida State star Derrick Gibson who currently plays for the NFL's Oakland Raiders... coached by Willie Rolle.