I am pretty skeptical of this commitment, the pieces of this puzzle just don't fit all that well. I emailed a couple of fellow Gopher fans prior to Washington's visit with the thought that the Gophers would try to push for a commitment from him before Wright's announcement on the 15th (now 13th). I felt like Wright was going to announce for Dayton which would be an unprecedented recruiting loss for the Gophers in the time I've followed recruiting closely (almost 20 years). The only kids I can remember that a coaching staff at the U prioritized that went to non Blue Bloods were Reid Travis, Rashad Vaughn, and Lawrence McKenzie...and none of them chose a school like Dayton. Obviously, the Travis/Vaughn recruitments were right when Pitino got the job. Now they land Washington who, despite playing very well on the Summer circuit, did not receive the offers commensurate with his play or consensus National rating. It feels like something is up here; that's there is a piece to this puzzle we don't know yet. I don't want to speculate as to what they may be, I just have my guard up as a fan. I hope this is just as it seems: Pitino landed the type of prospect we hoped he'd be able to attract when hired and that Washington is the PG of the future at Minnesota.