5-star TE Darnell Washington isn't ready to reveal who he signed with but is willing to explain why he picked that school
The decision has already been made but Darnell Washington still isn’t ready to reveal his selection.
The Early Signing Period came and went and the nation’s No. 1 athlete prospect in the 2020 recruiting cycle did not publicly declare where he will play his college football, even though he did sign on Dec. 18. The 6-foot-7, 261-pound Las Vegas native is the No. 10 overall recruit according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Washington plans on announcing his decision this week during his appearance at the 2020 Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando. The game is set to be played on Jan. 2, that’s when Washington will announce which program he signed with back on Dec. 18.
While he won’t reveal which school he signed with, Washington was willing to share some details on his decision.
“It really came down to how I got along with the coaches. Not only that, the recruiting pitches, I know what’s real and what’s not,” Washington said in a video posted to YouTube by DawgNation. “It came down to the vibe of the school, the vibe of the coaches and I just want to work. I don’t want nothing given, I want to earn everything I get.”
When it came down to the coach that won him over, Washington noted that coach’s ability to develop talent as a key reason for his selection.
“His past tight ends, dudes he’s coached,” Washington added. “I believe that he will develop me the same, or probably even better.”
One more interesting note for Georgia fans, Washington singled out one specific coach as someone he enjoyed during recruiting — UGA running back’s coach Dell McGee. Washington called McGee a “good-hearted dude” in the interview.
You can check you Washington’s senior season highlight reel below: