Nebraska football adds Maurice Washington

August 3, 2018

Maurice Washington is headed to Nebraska.

The Omaha World Herald reports that the four-star running back from NU’s 2018 recruiting class announced on Twitter today he had been admitted to the University of Nebraska. Since his sophomore year of high school, Washington has had an uphill climb to academically qualify. He nearly quit football as a junior in California, moved to Texas to live with an aunt as a senior and was expelled midway through the second semester of his senior year at Trinity Christian School in Texas, where he helped a team win a state title. If Washington were immediately eligible, he’d be a factor in NU’s backfield. At The King’s Academy, Washington garnered national recruiting attention after running for more than 1,800 yards and 29 touchdowns in his sophomore year. He moved in with his aunt and transferred to Trinity Christian in Texas for his senior year. With Deion Sanders as his offensive coordinator, Washington ran for 1,253 yards and 10.2 yards per carry en route to a state title. He also played defensive back, linebacker, wide receiver and quarterback.

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