This past weekend, Georgia cornerback Marcus Washington became the seventh Bulldog to place his name into the transfer portal.
Marcus Washington, a native of Georgia, committed to Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs on May 15, 2021. Coming out of high school, the 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback was a consensus four-star prospect and the No. 16 overall player in the state of Georgia for the Class of 2022.
In his lone season in Athens, he played in one game, against Samford, and assisted on one tackle. The true freshman cornerback decided he wanted to continue his academic and athletic career elsewhere after winning a National Championship with the Bulldogs.
Once he entered the transfer portal, it did not take long for Head Coach Jeff Brohm to reach out to him. And likely because of his expeditious timing, Marcus Washington has officially scheduled a visit to Louisville. He told 247Sports that he will be in town this Friday to visit the program.
He has also set up visits to the University of Colorado and Virginia Tech, but if Head Coach Brohm plays his cards right, then Washington may not want to visit the other two schools. The former four-star recruit would be a great addition to a secondary that has seen many newcomers this offseason.
Four-star St. John Bosco recruit Aaron Williams, Texas A&M transfer Marquis Groves-Killebrew, Miami transfer Gilbert Frierson, Baylor transfer Devin Neal, and now North Carolina and UVA transfer Cam’Ron Kelly are the new secondary additions to the Cardinals, and will greatly benefit from new Defensive Coordinator Ron English’s four-two-five scheme.
Also, Defensive Backs Coach Steve Ellis is a big reason why Marcus Washington also wants to come to visit Louisville. Ellis has a history of developing defensive backs at a high level, and that is something that he is very interested in. For example, he helped develop Ja’Quan McMillan, who is currently a professional cornerback for the Denver Broncos. Read more on that at Cardinal Confidential (subscription required).