"After I took my tour, I felt it was the right time to commit to NC State," said Washington. "That's the place I want to play the next four years. Coach O'Brien was happy. He welcomed me to the family, and he said he'd see me in January."
Washington, who projects as an early enrollee, emerged for Orlando (FL) Boone High School when it counted most. During his junior season, he exploded in the state playoffs to lead his team to the Florida Class 6A state title game.
The 6-foot, 175-pounder rushed for 769 yards in his team's first nine games, but the light came on in the regular season finale when he gained 156 yards in the win. In five playoff games, he totaled 764 more yards to finish the year with 1,760 yards and 16 touchdowns.
"I had a good season," said Washington. "I put up a lot more yards in the playoffs, and we made it to the title game. We lost, but I think we're going to make it all the way back to the championship this year. This this time I think we are going to win it. We return six starters on offense and six starters on defense. We'll be good."
Washington chose NC State over offers from Cincinnati, Rutgers, South Florida, and Memphis. He is the Wolfpack's fourth commitment in the 2009 class and the first offensive player. He is also the third out-of-state player to verbal and the first from Florida to select NC State.
Pack Pride will have more on Washington in the near future so stay tuned!
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