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Washington's final two: USC, Michigan

Quinton Washington
Quinton Washington

South Carolina coaches hope no news is good news as far as Quinton Washington is concerned.

The offensive lineman from Timberland returned from his official visit to Miami without committing to the Hurricanes. Timberland coach Art Craig said Monday that Washington will decide between the Gamecocks and Michigan.

“He’s a little torn because you’ve got the decision to stay home and be a hometown hero or you could go up there with (Rich) Rodriguez, where he looks like he’s getting that program ready to explode,” Craig said.

Craig hopes to sit down with Washington on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning; a decision could come as early as Tuesday.

Though Craig said Timberland’s school district stages a signing day event Wednesday for its athletes, Washington is not the type to go for the pomp.

“He’s not going to put the three hats up and pick one,” Craig said.

That will have to be left for the other two recruits USC is awaiting word from. Calhoun County receiver Alshon Jeffery and Greenwood defensive end Sam Montgomery both plan signing day announcements.

Montgomery is said to be leaning toward North Carolina, while Jeffery is deciding from among USC, Tennessee and Southern Cal, where he originally committed last summer.

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