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Nebraska Football: Marcus Washington adds to loaded wide receiver room

Oct 30, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marcus Washington (15) looks to get by Baylor Bears cornerback Kalon Barnes (12) in the first half of an NCAA football game at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Spillman-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska football was able to get another major addition from the transfer portal on Tuesday afternoon. Former Texas wide receiver Marcus Washington committed to the program.

Washington recorded 18 catches for 277 yards and two touchdowns last season. He averaged 15.4 yards per reception.

He managed to have some breakout games last season for the Longhorns. His best game came on November 13 against Kansas. In that contest, he caught five passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 20 yards per reception.

This move reunites him with former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson. This gives Thompson yet another playmaker for the wide receiver room, and somebody he’s familiar with.

When you look at what Washington can bring to the table for Nebraska football, he gives them a downfield threat. In three seasons at Texas, he never averaged below 10 yards per reception. He averaged 14 yards per catch in 2020, and 11 yards per reception in 2019. He is a receiver that is able to spread the field.

This is yet another big get for a Nebraska football transfer class that has been incredibly strong. Currently, their transfer class is six-best in the country per  the 247Sports Team Rankings. Washington is the fourth-best rated transfer in the class, and the fifth transfer to come to Lincoln in the last month. The Huskers have 15 transfers in total.

Wide receiver was a position that did not have a ton of depth or experience last year. That has completely changed. Now, Nebraska football has starters and extremely solid depth pieces at the position. Perhaps even more important than that, they all fit into what the program want to do offensively. The program wants downfield playmakers, and Washington as well as the other receivers can make it happen.

This is another big get for Nebraska football. We are finally beginning to see the transfer class round out a bit, and that is a positive development.

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