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USC lands transfer wide receiver Tahj Washington

USC will add another transfer player to its 2021 roster as former Memphis wide receiver Tahj Washington announced Wednesday evening that he’s a Trojan.

Washington caught 43 passes for 743 yards and six touchdowns last season for the Tigers, and added a rushing score. He was also the top kickoff returner, with 12 returns for 242 yards. He started all but one game last season and had at least one catch in every contest, including seven receptions for 131 yards against UCF.

He was named to the Football Writers Association of America’s Freshman All-America team last year, in his redshirt freshman season.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Washington brings more speed to the position for a USC team that is still looking for the right numbers at the wide receiver position. The Trojans had just five scholarship receivers available for Tuesday’s spring ball practice, and USC had just six non-freshmen scholarship receivers on the roster. With the anticipated ruling of a one-time transfer allowance, it’s likely that Washington will be eligible for USC this fall.

Washington provides another Texas connection for USC, as he attended Marshall (Tex.) High School and was a three-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class.

Here’s a small sample of Washington’s work last season.

Washington joins former Colorado wide receiver K.D. Nixon, former Alabama defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher and former Texas safety Xavion Alford and running back Keaontay Ingram as transfers to USC this offseason.

Erik McKinney

Erik McKinney began writing for WeAreSC in 2004, during his junior year at USC, covering the Trojans football team and recruiting. He then moved on to ESPN.com in 2011, where he served as the West Region recruiting reporter and then the Pac-12 recruiting reporter. He took over as publisher of WeAreSC in January, 2019.

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