"I've seen it on the internet and I've not heard anything but good things about the campus—I've heard it's beautiful," said Alex Washington.
Washington (6-2, 290) is coming to the Wildcats' one-day camp after NU assistant coach Matt MacPherson suggested he attend. MacPherson told Washington that Northwestern is still searching for a defensive tackle.
When Washington steps onto the field for the camp, he very well may be auditioning for an offer.
"I'm just going to keep working hard and show them what I got," Washington said.
Throughout his recruitment, Washington has built a strong relationship with Coach MacPherson—his lead recruiter. The two communicate often on Facebook and over the phone.
Overall, Washington thinks very highly of Northwestern. He ranks them in his top-three schools along with Air Force and Boston College. So would an offer from NU solidify them as his top school?
"More than likely, yes," he said.
However, Washington admits he would likely take his time with the recruiting process—even if Northwestern were to offer.
"I just think my family and I need to take time out and firmly decide where I definitely want to go," Washington said. "Northwestern is one of the top schools in contention but it would both benefit me and the college of my choice for me to take my time to decide where I'm going as a freshman in 2012.