Photo Gallery: Washington Picks Syracuse

DALLAS, N.C. -- was on hand for one of Syracuse's biggest recruiting wins in recent memory on Saturday as Robert Washington announced his commitment to the Orange over a bevvy of offers. Get inside for exclusive photos of the event. four-star running back Robert Washington shocked the recruiting world on Saturday with the announcement of his verbal commitment to Syracuse over Florida, Alabama, Michigan, TCU and North Carolina, among many others. was on hand for the event and captured some of the moments during a day many in Central New York will remember.

The ceremony venue, Ascending Faith, a non-denominational church.

There was a slight, steady rain all afternoon outside of Charlotte.

The podium where Washington, his mother and his girlfriend would sit for the announcement.

A freeze-frame of the exact moment "Syracuse" was said, shocking many in attendance.

Washington speaks to the media shortly after declaring.

Washington and many of his guests celebrating the pick.

All Orange.

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