"I really do like UCF's coaching staff," Washington said. "I have a real good relationship with Coach (Sean) Beckton. I just like the whole program they have over there. Academically, they have a great medical program. That's what I want to get into in college. They have a growing medical city and that's a big selling point for me. It's a great school with great academics. It's right down the street. My family could watch me play.
"I'm really keeping my eyes open and keeping all the schools in it, but UCF is definitely one of my top choices."
Washington tweeted the following after attending the basketball game:
@D_W5: "Enjoyed the UCF game! The atmosphere and hospitality was phenomenal!"
Vereen, who is being recruited by some schools as a linebacker, personally was offered by head coach George O'Leary during the visit. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder also has offers from Florida State, South Florida, Tennessee and Minnesota.
"I really liked seeing the weight room and the whole facility," Vereen said. "I feel I can better myself if I have those two. I really like the school on top of that. Academic wise, it's great. It's a great engineering school as well."
Stay tuned to UCFSports.com for the in-depth interview with Vereen, who spoke extensively about the trip and his recruiting plans for the year ahead.
UCF's Junior Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 24.