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Jordan Payton headed to Washington

1/31/2012

Wide out Jordan Payton (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) just announced on ESPNU that he'll be playing his college football at Washington.

Payton originally committed to USC two years ago, then announced for Cal at the US Army All-America Bowl.

"I was very close with Tosh Lupoi and Eric Kiesau at Cal," Payton said. "When they left for Washington, I decided to take a look there. I really wasn't looking at Washington before, but I took a visit and was blown away.

"On my visit, I was really impressed with the players and how they interacted with the coaches. The fan base is incredible; they have a great group of fans, and the academics surprised me. I never knew how strong they were academically until I visited and found out that they're one of the best in the Pac 12."