Northwestern WR enters NCAA transfer portal as graduate, per report
Northwestern may need a new leading wide receiver next season.
Malik Washington has entered the NCAA transfer portal. As a graduate, Washington does not have to wait for next week’s transfer portal window for undergraduates.
Northwestern wide receiver Malik Washington is in the transfer portal as a grad transfer. He led Northwestern in receiving yards with 694 and he also had one touchdown.
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 29, 2022
Washington, from Lawrenceville, Georgia, signed with Northwestern in 2019 over Tennessee, Michigan State, Vanderbilt and Auburn. With the Wildcats, he played in 40 games over 4 seasons. The NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver for 2020 allows Washington to play in 2023 as a 5th-year senior (or as a 6th-year senior in 2024 if he were to redshirt next season for any reason).
This season, Washington led the team in catches (65) and receiving yards (694). Washington had 1 touchdown catch, while 3 of his teammates posted 2 touchdowns a piece.
Players occasionally withdraw from the transfer portal and rejoin their team, but those instances are becoming increasingly rare.