3 former Texas football players to watch in Week 0

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Marcus Washington, WR

Among the more notable Texas transfers this offseason was the former blue-chip recruit and senior wide receiver Marcus Washington. After spending a few weeks exploring his options out of the portal in the spring, Washington ultimately decided to take his talents to Lincoln to join head coach Scott Frost and the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Big Ten.

It looked like Washington could still be a contributor as a depth piece for the Texas receiving corps this year, as he was one of the more productive and experienced returning players heading into spring ball. But Washington apparently saw the writing on the wall of the direction that Sark and new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion were going in for this receiving corps.

Moreover, Washington could be starting at wideout for the Huskers in the season opener this weekend. His experience combined with him showing out during fall camp likely earned him starting reps at one of the wide receiver spots.

Washington will be competing in maybe the most highly anticipated game of Week 0 of the college football season. Nebraska will be taking on the Northwestern Wildcats in the conference opener for both teams. And this Nebraska-Northwestern game is set to take place at a neutral site at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 27 with kickoff time set for 11:30 a.m. CT.

This game will be the lone Power Five conference matchup around the college football landscape during Week 0.