Washington Commits to Notre Dame

Sugarland, Texas linebacker Kevin Washington became the fifth known Irish commitment on Friday committing to Notre Dame late in the afternoon. Washington finally chose the Irish after much debate. Why did Washington choose Notre Dame?

Kevin Washington called Irish Eyes to tell us he had just committed to Notre Dame. "I just got off the phone with coach Buzz," said Washington. "I committed to Notre Dame."

Washington said his Dad gave him the green light earlier this afternoon. "Coach Buzz sent us an e-mail saying another linebacker had just committed to Notre Dame and that they really wanted me to commit as well. My Dad said 'give him a call then' so I called and committed."

Washington said the overall package tipped the scale in Notre Dame's favor. "I just thought Notre Dame had everything," said Washington. "I loved the academics, the football, it's a Catholic school and my Mom really liked that. It was the best place for me."

The 6-1, 210-pound Washington is being recruited to play linebacker for the Irish. He recently received his Irish offer after impressing the Irish coaches in summer camp.

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