Washington Set For Camp

Alex Washington is making the trip from Columbus, Ohio feeling both nervous and excited. He knows that with a strong showing at Northwestern's Wednesday camp, he may leave with an offer from one of his favorite schools.

This trip to Northwestern will be Washington's first visit on campus. Washington has researched NU on the internet and has high expectations for the campus.

"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.

Washington's only FBS offer is from Air Force. He's also picked up interest from Boston College, Indiana, North Carolina State, and others.

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.

Washington isn't the first St. Francis DeSales product who Northwestern has recruited. Chi Chi Ariguzo and Davon Custis are both products of the high school.


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