Four-star running back Robert Washington has narrowed his list to six schools and Syracuse is still on it, according to his father. Syracuse.com reported that Washington’s father said the 2016 back out of North Carolina is considering the Orange along with schools such as North Carolina and Texas Christian University.
In his sophomore year, Washington rushed for 2,512 yards and 28 touchdowns, according to 247sports.com. This season he ran for 2,233 yards and 27 touchdowns. The success has drawn offers from a number of schools, including top programs Alabama, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) tweeted today that Washington plans to make his decision on April 25, but not before making some more visits. VanHaaren mentioned that Washington plans to visit Tennessee this weekend, and his father told Syracuse.com that his son is planning on visiting all the schools he is considering before announcing a decision.
Washington would make the Orange backfield the most exciting part of the team for the next few years. Running back Dontae Strickland of the 2015 class is considered to be the best recruit that Syracuse was able to land on the offensive side of the ball, and fellow 2015 commit Jordan Fredericks was the 2014 New York State Player of the Year. Unless the Orange’s ability to attract recruits increases drastically, Washington would be one of the best in the 2016 class.
Things are looking bright in the Carrier Dome.
Posted: Nathan Dickinson