Adolphus Washington Talks Irish

Ohio defensive end Adolphus Washington made a recent trip to South Bend. While the Irish have yet to offer, Washington knows Notre Dame is a school he wants to know more about. Irish Eyes spoke with Washington about his visit and more.

Two-sport athlete Adolphus Washington is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2012. With three verbal offers already on the table, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound Washington knows more will come. However, will he have interest if the Irish come calling?

"I have high interest in Notre Dame," Washington told Irish Eyes. "Right now Notre Dame is in a rebuilding stage, and by the time I would be ready to go up there they'll have things up and running at full steam. The academics and the alumni base are great at Notre Dame and they are a school of high interest."

Three teams have already issued verbal offers. Who are they? In addition, who else is keeping in contact?

"I have offers from Cincinnati, Ohio State, and Kentucky right now. I'm hearing from Alabama, Minnesota, Stanford, LSU, Boston College, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon, Florida, Florida State, California, UCLA, Texas A&M, Indiana, Louisville, and Michigan State."

Washington took in his first Notre Dame game just a couple of weeks ago. How was the experience?

"It was pretty fun, it was real good. The atmosphere is awesome. Even with them losing, the crowd was still fully supporting them."

One thing that disappointed Adolphus on the visit was the lack of time he spent with Irish coach Tim Hinton who is recruiting him.

"I did not get a chance to really talk with Coach Hinton. I've been getting a lot of letters from him, but I only got to say a quick hello because we got there as they were warming up and we had to get to our seats."

With thoughts of studying engineering and construction or forensic science, Adolphus has already set up a list of things he is looking for in a school.

"The atmosphere on campus and how life will be on campus are very important. I am also looking to see how the school might be split up and if people on campus get along with each other. The program must have high academics and a high graduation rate."

Currently, Adolphus reports a 3.2-3.5 GPA and is planning to take the ACT in the next few months.

As for what schools are telling him about his future on the field, Adolphus has heard a couple of things.

"Ohio State said I would be an outside linebacker and some of the others have said I would be a defensive end. Notre Dame has not said yet what they would be looking at me to play."

Irish Eyes will continue to follow the developments between the Irish and Adolphus Washington. Top Stories