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SoCal three-star makes decision

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Three-star defensive end Tony Washington (6-4, 235, 4.7) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos had offers in the double figures and after taking a few visits. He has decided to end his recruitment as he made his decision where he will continue his education and play his college football.
"I decided to commit to the University of Oregon," Washington said. "Mainly because I was watching the game last night and not just because they won, but I like the way how hard Oregon played from the first quarter to the fourth and that really caught my attention.
"When I was there on my visit, I felt like I was already part of the team even though I was only there on a visit," Washington said. "I felt like the team really accepted me and I felt I could be real cool with all the players and the coaching is just amazing. I just felt I could have a really close bond with all of them.
"I spoke to defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro, defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti and head coach Chip Kelly," Washington said. "They were all excited for me.
"They felt that Oregon would be a good place for me to be," Washington said. "And that my growth potential and my size that I will get bigger, stronger and faster. They feel that I can be a huge impact on the program.
Though there were a lot of solid programs that coveted Washington ever since his trip to Oregon he felt something special.
"It wasn't really a tough decision," Washington said. "I just felt like there is family at Oregon."
Washington and his Los Osos teammates are currently 4-4, but stand at 2-1 and are making a run at the playoffs.
In eight games, Washington has approximately 57 tackles and five sacks. He has been able to do this while fighting through double teams and with the opposition running away from his side of the field.
"The previous game the offensive played the spread and had the running back come to my side," Washington said. "They had the running back and the tackle blocking me, but I tried to fight through it still."
The Oregon Ducks land a player in Washington with a lot of upside and they won't have to worry if other teams try to poach him later in the recruiting season.
"I'm solid with Oregon," Washington said. "I'm done with recruiting."
The Ducks when this recruiting battle over other offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado State , Hawai'i, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV and UTEP.
Washington earned a spot on Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for the class of 2010 landing as the Golden State's No. 76 prospect at any position.
Outstanding get for the Ducks.
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