Nebraska '19 MO WR - Marcus Washington (Transfer to Nebraska)

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    Wide Receiver
    4 STARS
    Trinity Catholic
    St. Louis, MO
    RR: 5.9
    Ht: 6'2"
    Wt: 170 lbs
    Class: 2019

    Ohio State has offered.


     
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    CERTAIN TO MAKE THE CUT
    There’s no doubt former running back Ezekiel Elliott’s performance in the 2015 College Football Playoff has opened doors for Ohio State in his hometown of St. Louis.

    It finally began to pay dividends last cycle when the Buckeyes landed commitments from two of Missouri’s top-rated prospects in four-star receivers Kamryn Babb and Cameron Brown (though the latter will switch to defensive back when he arrives on campus next month).

    The staff hopes to keep that presence well into the future, which is why they’ll participate in a satellite campus at Lindenwood University — just about a half hour outside of St. Louis — in early June. And one of the prospects expected to attend is Trinity Catholic four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington, who could very well be Ohio State’s next pledge from the Show Me State.

    “Ohio State probably recruits me the heaviest out of all the schools,” Washington told Eleven Warriors. “They’re always texting me, checking up on me, even if it isn’t about football. I get along with their coaches really well, and it’s one of the few programs whose whole staff communicates with me. In the football aspect, Ohio State will always be good and they seem to always get people in the league.”

    The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Washington is considered the 10th-best wide receiver and No. 62 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, as he’s hauled in 97 catches for 1,894 yards and 33 touchdowns in his three-year varsity career with the Titans. He included the Buckeyes in his Top 10 back in March alongside Alabama, Florida State, Iowa State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Texas and USC.

    Washington has been to campus twice, including Friday Night Lights last July and the loss to the Sooners in September. He plans to return again the weekend of May 26 for an unofficial visit.

    “I loved Ohio State both times I was up there. The fans love football as much as the players, and the atmosphere on game day is crazy,” Washington said, noting he’s looking forward to spending some one-on-one time with head coach Urban Meyer and wide receivers coach Zach Smith. “It’s always good seeing and talking to them.”

    Washington is set to cut his list in half of Sunday, and the Buckeyes are certain to make the cut. He hopes to make a decision sometime this summer or before the start of his senior season.
     
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    New 247Sports.com rankings decimate Marcus Washington

    The Opening is closed. The summer dead period in college football recruiting is alive.

    That being the case, it’s time for #fakenews to make its way through the college football recruiting world. And as such, #RankingsSZN is upon on.

    Don’t get me wrong, rankings matter. Stars matter. The people in charge of this stuff work long hours to evaluate prospects from all corners of the country, and in doing so, have become an invaluable resource to coaching staffs at all levels of college football.

    Most of the time, these rankings provide excellent insight into who is and who isn’t, going to be a college football star. Sometimes, though, there are things that happen that don’t make a whole lot of sense to those on the outside of the evaluation rooms.

    The case of Marcus Washington, who 247Sports.com had pegged as the No. 9-ranked wide receiver in the country prior to the start of The Opening, is one of those instances.

    After suffering a hip flexor injury at The Opening, Washington didn’t participate in any activities or drills in Dallas for much of the event. Today, two weeks later, he now finds himself ranked as the No. 5 wide receiver in the 247Sports.com rankings — just in the state of Missouri.

    Yes, Washington tumbled from the No. 9 spot in the wideout rankings to No. 73, dropping a total of more than 500 places in the overall prospect rankings.

    “I don’t know what happened,” Washington told Lettermen Row. “But that’s crazy. I can’t be too mad, it just adds more fuel to the fire.”

    There will certainly be some who read this as sour grapes. Yes, I cover Ohio State and the Buckeyes are the perceived leader for Washington’s commitment, whenever it comes. But to be confused about this sort of free-fall isn’t about who I cover, it’s about understanding that football isn’t about shorts and T-shirts.

    Washington ran poorly at The Opening, which certainly is understandable considering the hip issue he’d been dealing with. His ranking was significantly higher after his junior season, and it’s not as though there was a giant revelation about the level of his competition in just the last few days.

    He’s been a top player on the Ohio State recruiting board for months and has offers from Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan and pretty much everyone that’s anyone on the major college football scene. I saw a handful, maybe a dozen, better wide receivers at The Opening than Washington. But one camp can’t and shouldn’t dictate any ranking, let alone precipitate a drop of this magnitude.

    Rankings do matter. Stars do matter. But it’s these sort of subjective decisions, ones that completely contradict all the work a network has done previously on a player based on very limited data, that give complaints from critics validation.
     

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