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Pitt Reaches Out to Georgia Transfer, Former 4-Star CB Marcus Washington



Pat Narduzzi said following the spring game that the coaching staff would certainly be looking when it came to the transfer portal. He’s done a bit more than looking.

Pitt added a commitment from USC tight end Malcolm Epps already, and the staff has reached out to a trio of wide receivers in former TCU wideout Tyler Goffney, former TCU wideout Jordan Hudson, former Eastern Michigan wideout Darius Lassiter — along with former Georgia Southern cornerback Anthony Wilson.

The latest transfer portal target is former Georgia cornerback Marcus Washington, who told PSN the coaching staff has been in touch since he entered the portal Saturday.

He said it’s been all texting so far, but there’s certainly mutual interest. “I would be interested in talking to them some more,” he said.

Washington — a 6-foot-1, 185-pound from Grovetown, High in Grovetown, Georgia — was originally a highly touted four-star recruit in the class of 2022.

He played in just one game last season for the National Champion Bulldogs, after reclassifying from the class of 2023 and deciding to enroll last May. He was ranked as one of the top cornerbacks in the class of 2022, 18th by 247Sports and 12th by Rivals.

Since Washington played in just one game last season, he will have four seasons of eligibility at his next location.

Pitt has a veteran trio of cornerbacks in place in Marquis Williams, M.J. Devonshire and A.J. Woods, but there is a good chance all three test their luck in the NFL after the 2022 season.

Pitt has young cornerbacks in Ryland Gandy (a fellow Georgia native), Noah Biglow, Tamarion Crumpley and Shadarian Harrison, and Washington would be a high upside addition with basically an entire collegiate career ahead of him.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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