South Torrance RB Chauncey Washington gave a verbal commitment last week to Trojan head coach Pete Carroll to become the 2nd commitment in this recruiting class.
Washington (6-0, 195) is a powerful running back who gained 1,872 yards on 225 carries and scored 24 touchdowns last season.
"Not a lot of people have what I have," said Washington. "I've got quickness, speed (4.47 40), power and I also have size. I'm at 195 lbs right now and I'll probably play at about 215 when I get to USC.
I'm really happy with my decision for a lot of reasons. I've got a lot of family living in California and I really wanted them to be able to see me play. I like the coaching staff a lot, Coach Carroll got real excited when I told him I was coming. Kennedy Pola has a great attitude too, he really pumps me up. To tell you the truth I was more of a UCLA fan growing up but USC turned me over. The Trojan coaches came after me hard and once I went to the school I started to really like them. There is just a vibe about the school, I can't explain it. When I walk on the campus it feels like home."
Washington pulled a hamstring recently and did not attend the USC one-day camp but will participate in the upcoming 4-day camp. In the end he chose the Trojans over Michigan State while other schools in the mix included Wisconsin, Oregon, Oregon State, ASU, Arizona, Boston College and Washington State.
Chauncey at Nike Camp