Running back and Syracuse top target Robert Washington spoke with Tyler Donahue of Bleacher Report about each of the schools in his top six on Wednesday. He mentioned why he put each of the schools in his top six and talked about his upcoming commitment on the 25th of this month.
Washington stated that Alabama, TCU, UNC, Florida, Michigan, and Syracuse are in his top six because he loves their coaching staffs, has an opportunity for early playing time at every school, he feels at home on every campus, and they all have strong education and support systems. He also said that he plans to enroll early at whatever school he chooses to attend. Another major part of his talk is that he told Donahue he has decided where he wants to go, but no one else, not even his parents know.
Washington likes Alabama in huge part because of coach Saban and the history of the program. He even quoted Saban as comparing him to Marshawn Lynch, a comparison which he took huge compliment towards. He also boasted about TCU's recent upward trajectory and how much he would like to be a part of their future success. Washington loves the new coaching staff at Florida as well and enjoys the campus. While Michigan has two running back commits already in this class, Harbaugh has insisted that Washington is his no. 1 target and Washington himself has stated he's not afraid of a little competition. He is very close with the staff at North Carolina, who visit him on an almost weekly basis and also values them being so close to home.
Most importantly to us are why he values Syracuse: He has a great relationship with the coaches, but he says the top reason he loves Syracuse is the fans. "It's been fun getting recruited by 'Cuse because their fans are crazy," he said. "They started this 'Restore 44' campaign for me. They've been pretty amazing throughout the process, and it's a school that I definitely felt belonged on the list."
(Ed. Note: "#Restore44 was definitely started for Robert Washington, and that's the story we're sticking to, gang.)
It's clear he values all schools in his top six very highly, now all there's left to do is hope he picks the Orange.