It was easy to forget the importance of four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington when Texas signed five-star Jordan Whittington, picked up the transfer of five-star Bru McCoy, and signed the Gatorade Player of the Year in Jake Smith. But Washington is a future cog for Texas’ offense and he proved his status by scoring two touchdowns and earning the MVP award at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando.
— Marcus Washington 🎲 (@_MarcusW11) October 27, 2018Advertisement
At what age did you fall in love with football?
I fell in love at a young age. My dad played football growing up. I was five years old, but I was playing against the older kids and still balling. Growing up, I liked basketball better until eighth grade because I broke my ankle in football. I ended up getting my first offer as a football player in high school and knew that was my route.
What made Texas your choice?
The family atmosphere, and coaches I get along with real well. I wanted to get away from home and grow as a person.
What was the toughest part of the recruiting process?
I built relationships with coaches from other schools that were real, and it was tough to tell them that Texas was the right place for me.
What excites you most about college?
I just want to get on the field.
What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?
A people person. He was always real with me.
What is your role as a Longhorn?
The X-receiver behind Collin Johnson.
What artist would you most like to see live?
I just watch ESPN.
Favorite athlete of all-time?
Favorite sport to watch other than football?
2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||4||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
|Tyler Owens||S||Plano East||4||Sept. 24|
|David Gbenda||ILB||Katy Cinco Ranch||4||Sept. 30|
|Marcus Washington||WR||Trinity Catholic (Mo.)||4||Oct. 26|
|Myron Warren||DE||Many (La.)||3||Nov. 19|
|Jacoby Jones||DE||Butler C.C.||3||Nov. 21|
|Caleb Johnson||OLB||Fullerton College (Calif.)||3||Dec. 17|
|Kennedy Lewis||WR||Melissa||3||Dec. 18|
|Isaiah Hookfin||OT||Fort Bend Dulles||4||Dec. 21|
|Bru McCoy||ATH||Mater Dei (Calif.)||5||Jan. 25|