New Georgia defensive backs coach Jahmil Addae did not take long to prepare the Georgia defensive back room for the future. He recently landed two defensive backs through the NCAA transfer portal, with the additions of Tykee Smith (West Virginia) and most recently Brandon Turnage (Alabama).
Now, Marcus Washington Jr., a defensive back out of Grovetown, Ga., helps Addae "future proof" the Georgia defensive back position. Washington Jr. commited to Georgia as a "legacy" player following in his father's footsteps, Marcus Washington, who played in Athens under Mark Richt.
As a sophomore this past season at Grovetown, Washington received snaps at cornerback, safety and receiver, showing his all-around talent and athleticism.
Washington caught the eyes of Georgia fans in April at the MVP camp, where he clocked a 4.46 40-yard dash time. Washington joins a UGA 2023 class consisting of tight end Pearce Spurlin, receiver Daquayvious Sorey and defensive tackle Seven McCloud.
Washington's statement on his commitment came via Twitter:
I wanna say thanks to all of the coaches and schools who have offered me a chance to continue my career! With that being said I’m excited to announce that I am committed to UGA Can’t wait to get to Athens
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