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Marcus Washington Jr. chose to commit to Georgia on Saturday night. Just like his daddy.
The Class of 2023 defensive back made it official by releasing his commitment via social media. The irony of it all can’t help but be chronicled here yet again.
It was not quite 17 years ago when Marcus Washington was in the cafeteria at Burke County High School. He was a 4-star LB prospect set to sign to play for Mark Richt at Georgia.
There was a young toddler up at that table with Marcus and his family. That was Marcus Washington, Jr. The future Georgia Bulldog became a father when he was 17 years old.
Let’s amend that previously composed sentence. The future Georgia Bulldog became a father when he was 17 years old to a future Georgia Bulldog, too.
“He was born our senior year,” Marcus Washington said earlier this year. “You blink your eyes and boom there goes all the time. You can go back to my signing day and my girlfriend at the time was sitting at the table with me. She’s my wife now. My Mom and Dad and his little behind were there sitting up on the table while I was signing my letter of intent. That was him sitting up there with those chunky cheeks.”
This decision also gives the Bulldogs the nation’s No. 1 class per the 247Sports Composite ratings for the 2023 cycle at the same time. That’s a fairly impressive feat. It is believed that this is the first time in Kirby Smart’s era at Georgia that the Bulldogs have had the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class at the same time in back-to-back cycles.
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Marcus Washington Jr: About that recent offer from UGA
The Georgia offer was actually his sixth offer. The aspiring Computer Science major was actually first offered by Georgia Tech.
“I really like working with technology and computers and coding,” Marcus Washington Jr. said. “I am actually in a coding class right now. I just find it very interesting to work with computers and learn the inner workings of it.”
He collected offers from Arkansas, FSU, NC State and UCF. Clocking those 4.4s with good tape and being the son of a former SEC linebacker will help with that.
The funny thing is Georgia didn’t really know that until after they began evaluating him.
What did it feel like to be offered by Dad’s old college team?
“It is amazing really,” Marcus Washington Jr. said. “To be blessed with the opportunity to play for the team that I’ve grown up watching since just about I was born really. It means a lot because I have a lot of heritage there and it really is amazing.”
He said he felt “a lot of excitement” and “happiness” when he received that offer from Georgia defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae.
“The words he used I think were that he had seen my film a few days ago and was really excited to get on the phone with you,” Marcus Washington Jr. said. “He said that he had done some more background research after I saw your film and he didn’t even know that my Dad played here. He said he was really excited to give you the opportunity to come to play for us and you can come down and be a Georgia Bulldog one day basically.”
What did his father say?
‘He told me he was proud of me and that I earned it,” Marcus Washington Jr. said.
Washington will turn 17 in October.
Georgia did Washington to come to camp on June 1 to get worked out by the staff and for further evaluation. That quickly changed.
Perhaps it might have had something to do with Washington’s strong work on the track this spring. He’d posted a 10.76 time in the 100 meters heading into the GHSA Class 6A state track meet this weekend. Washington Jr. finished in fifth place with a 10.91 at the GHSA state meet in Carrollton on Saturday.
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