Nebraska football will get a visitor this weekend. Former Texas wide receiver Marcus Washington is set to come to Lincoln per Mike Schaefer of 247Sports.
This will be an official visit, and this will not be his first time on campus. He was a visitor when Mike Riley was the head coach for Nebraska, and he took part in a Friday Night Lights camp. As a recruit, he was a four-star prospect.
Washington ended up signing with Texas and recorded 336 receiving yards in 31 games played over three seasons. He would also record three touchdowns as well.
Wide receiver has been a position that Nebraska football has really focused on in the transfer portal. Nebraska has made the position a priority in the portal, particularly following Mickey Joseph’s hiring. Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda and Trey Palmer have also joined the team, and Washington would be the third addition at the position.
Washington is extremely athletic, and would be another target for the quarterbacks. There is a notable Texas connection here, as he would reunite with Casey Thompson. Measuring in at 6-foor-2, 191 pounds, he could give Nebraska football a bigger body on the outside. This would certainly be ideal, as that seems to be the direction that Nebraska football is trending within the wide receiver room.
Currently, Nebraska football has 13 transfers in the class. Most recently, the huskers picked up Kaine Williams from Alabama. The class has a No. 12 overall transfer rating per the 247Sports Team Rankings. There is certainly something to be said for that, and it looks like the program has done a good job of picking up impact players from the portal.
I’ll be interested to see what comes of this visit. Washington would undoubtedly help the Nebraska football offense. He would also get the chance to work with Mickey Joseph, and that could help him on a personal level as he looks to take the next step in his football career.