Offers piling up for Washington

Robert Washington is one of the most sought-after 2016 prospects in the country. The four-star Huntersville (N.C.) SouthLake Christian running back spoke with Scout.com about his recruitment, future and more.

"I think I'm at 30 offers," said Robert Washington. "My most recent offer was from Louisville. I've been talking to (running backs) coach (Kolby) Smith a little. They seem interested and I'm interested in them. I'm looking forward to building a relationship with them.

"They have had a lot of success. They also have great academics and they're not too far from home."

In regards to future offers, the 5-foot-10, 205-pound Washington said Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech and Michigan could be some schools close to pulling the trigger.

Washington's most recent visit was Clemson this past Monday.

"They said they liked me and they liked my footwork in all the drills," he said. "They said they were going to offer after camp season when they evaluate everybody in the 2016 class.

He enjoyed the camp.

"It was a pretty good camp for me and I felt like I did pretty well," Washington said. "I really enjoyed spending time with other prospects and competing. I talked to(offensive coordinator) coach (Chad) Morris and (running backs) coach (Tony) Elliot and (tight ends) coach (Danny) Pearman. They told me they loved everything I brought to the table and that they'd be in contact in the next couple weeks."

In regards to upcoming visits, Washington is at Tennessee today, and will head to North Carolina on June 17 and possibly NC State on June 18. He also mentioned a possible trip to Georgia Tech sometime this summer.

Washington will narrow his list in a few months.

"I'm going to cut in down to a top 15 in August, but it's not going to be in any order," he said. "The main factors when I narrow my list will be my relationships with the coaches and the school itself."

Last season, Washington finished with 219 carries for 2,512 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also had 12 catches for 267 yards.

Washington is the No. 10 running back and 87th-ranked prospect overall in the 2016 class.


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