Trinity Catholic (Mo.) wide receiver Marcus Washington injures his leg at The Opening Finals.


Meet the Longhorns: Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington signs with Texas

Posted December 19th, 2018


Marcus Washington, wide receiver, Trinity Catholic (Mo.)

FYI: 6-2/191; 4 stars; No. 27-ranked wide receiver

Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A


Committed: Oct. 26

Scouting report: Washington catches everything thrown in his radius. He’s a tall, lanky wide receiver who can contort his body and uses his hands to catch passes instead of letting the ball reach his body. Washington recorded a verified vertical of 32 inches and a shuttle of 4.28 at The Opening Final. He’s a crisp route-runner who knows how to create just enough separation to find the football when defenders can’t. Washington isn’t a burner, but he’s fast enough to get vertical on defenses.

Crafty might be the best word to describe Washington. He’s not the biggest or the fastest wide receiver in the country, but he understands his position more than most prep wide receivers. His body control is outstanding, and he might be the best pure pass catcher Texas has added since Tom Herman took over as head coach.

Wide receiver is a tough position to make an impact at as a freshman because of the complexity of the position in college compared to high school. Combination routes and the responsibilities as a blocker tend to prove hard to pick up for young wide receivers. Instead of a consistent role, expect Texas to find a way to mix him into the occasional set in the same way the Longhorns have used true freshmen Joshua Moore, Brennan Eagles and D’Shawn Jamison.

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25