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Texas WR commit Marcus Washington denies Missouri rumors

The Tigers are making a late push, but Washington says rumors about a decommitment from the Longhorns aren’t true.

Marcus Washington at Texas.

With Early Signing Day looming only a week away, schools around the country are making final pushes to land or flip key targets, with St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic wide receiver Marcus Washington taking to Twitter on Tuesday to deny rumors linking him to the Missouri Tigers:

A local sportscaster at the news station that televised Washington’s pledge to the Texas Longhorns in late October had alleged that Washington had decommitted from the Longhorns and that the Tigers were in a position to land the 6’2, 191-pounder. The tweet was subsequently deleted.

“When I went down there, it felt like a family environment,” Washington said of his decision to commit to Texas. “I’ve been watching them throw the ball a lot and I feel like I can excel in their offense.”

Once considered an Ohio State lean, issues in Columbus gave Texas an opportunity to secure Washington’s pledge over Missouri.

So, publicly at least, Washington is locked in to sign with the Longhorns, but keep on eye on this recruitment, as maintaining commitments from out-of-state ties to the program is often much more difficult than recruitments featuring in-state products.

A consensus four-star prospect, Washington is ranked as the nation’s No. 191 player nationally and the No. 27 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.