Robert Washington: One of the best Running Backs for 2016

By: Michael Rockstedt: Follow @Mike_Rockstedt

When you have over 31 offers as a rising Junior, odds are you are very talented.  Class of 2016 running back Robert Washington, from Huntersville, North Carolina,  has more than 31 offers and is still collecting, most recently from the University of Florida.  Joining Florida on that list are schools like Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. Ohio State offered Washington in April and it did not take him long to reciprocate that interest.  He has made it no secret that he loves Ohio State.  He attributes this to many things, including the tradition Ohio State has.

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“I love the tradition that Ohio State has, especially at running back,” he said of why he loves Ohio State. “The running backs they have had like Carlos Hyde and Archie Griffin, are just special players.  The coaches are amazing too.  I love coach Drayton, he is a good coach and we continue to build our relationship.  The university has so much pride and I love everything it has to offer.”

Washington immediately tried to set up a visit with Ohio State after the offer and did so by visiting on June 21st for the camp.  Although he did not participate in the camp, he was able to tour the school and get a better feel for the campus facilities.

“I got to tour the campus and facilities, and they were both amazing,” he said of his visit.  “I got to meet with Coach Meyer and all of the coaches a lot which was awesome.  I also got to speak with Rod Smith a lot too.  He told me about the tradition Ohio State has and how they were preparing him for life after football.  I enjoyed hanging out with Rod, everything was really cool.”

Washington was very excited about the chance to possibly play football in the Scarlet and Gray.  With over 31 offers, he still has his pick of the litter when it comes to choices.  He told me that he is going to have a top 15 by August, a top 10 by December, and then commit either next May or June.  He told me that Ohio State would be in the top 15 for sure, but other than that, he was still trying to figure things out.  He hopes to come to Ohio State for a game in the fall.  When he is not on the football field, he likes to hangout with his friends and girlfriend, and to workout.  I asked him what he wanted to say to Buckeye nation and he replied,”Watch out for me, I might be a Buckeye soon!”  I love Washington’s game and when I asked him who he liked to model his game after and he replied with Marshawn Lynch, I thought that was the perfect example. He possesses a great combination of speed (4.47 40 yd dash) and strength to go a long with a great balance of rushing and catching balls from the backfield. Robert Washington is a very talented recruit and one that everyone should get to know.

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