Big news: USC player said he’s transferring to Georgia State

USC transfer Curtis Washington said he will have 3 years of eligibility (USC)

USC transfer Curtis Washington said he will have 3 years of eligibility (USC)

USC big man Curtis Washington told the AJC this weekend that he is transferring to Georgia State.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward committed to Georgia State during an official visit this weekend. It was Washington’s first basketball recruiting trip, and he said he also had interest from Western Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas Tech, among others.

“It was really a good fit,” Washington said. “I kind of came down on the visit, not knowing what was going to happen and whether I would like it or not. I just kind of fell in love with the place, the coaches, and my [future] teammates.

“It’s really going to be nice to move closer to home to my family and my grandfather that’s there [in Georgia] … who is not doing too well.”

Washington is from Elizabethtown, Ky., while his grandfather lives around two hours from Atlanta near Macon.

Washington signed with the California school in 2009. He was red-shirted his first season at USC and said he qualified from a medical redshirt last season. Washington said he will have three years of eligibility at Georgia State, and will apply to the NCAA for special waiver to be able to play this season.

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34 comments Add your comment

Ernest

April 29th, 2012
2:23 pm

Is he transferring from U of Southern California or U of South Carolina?

Michael Carvell

April 29th, 2012
2:28 pm

Southern California

Nate

April 29th, 2012
2:42 pm

I assume its basketball due to his size?

glsjunior

April 29th, 2012
2:50 pm

Coach Hunter does it again! Best recruiting class in GSU history…

WnE

April 29th, 2012
3:11 pm

re:
Ernest

April 29th, 2012
2:23 pm

Is he transferring from U of Southern California or U of South Carolina?
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All you have to do is ask Dabo Swinney which USC he was talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxxaFvYTXY

Wait until the 1:50 mark on this video clip.

Sluggo

April 29th, 2012
4:47 pm

Welcome to the “Panther Family” Mr. Washington. Excited to have you.

tiger

April 29th, 2012
5:10 pm

i guess he is a basketball player, article does not mention which sport, hope he helps the panthers as soon as this year if he gets his waiver from the almighty NCAA.

Andrew

April 29th, 2012
5:29 pm

hmm…is this basketball, football, baseball, tennis, golf? What position does he play and why is he transferring. All good things that should be added to the article.

disgruntled_g

April 29th, 2012
5:30 pm

This is a terrible article! Doesn’t mention sport or position.

Dawg48

April 29th, 2012
5:38 pm

I think he plays ping pong. But I could be wrong.

Dawg48

April 29th, 2012
5:40 pm

Wait, just heard he is in the color guard. GT is so jelouse they missed out on another flag boy.

Paddy

April 29th, 2012
5:42 pm

My guess @ 6′10″ he plays basketball, but I could be wrong. Great tight end prospect. Wonder why So Carolina didn’t like him?

Stang

April 29th, 2012
6:07 pm

Its not a 2 hour drive to Macon…you can be in Valdosta in 2.50 hours.
Why would he leave USC? Something smells?

ROZEMAN13

April 29th, 2012
6:20 pm

Dawg48 u r pretty funny today

Tampa Gator

April 29th, 2012
6:44 pm

I guess some people on here are not good at making an inference as they read….which is an essential element for understanding what you read. Wow. No…..WOW!!!

Tampa Gator

April 29th, 2012
6:48 pm

Reading blogs reaffirms my belief that most Americans read and write at a 6th grade level or less. Less on AJC blogs for sure.

But….great news for Georgia State. I love the direction the athletic program is taking….to go along with its excellent academics.

Tampa Gator

April 29th, 2012
6:50 pm

P.S.

Better watch out Techsters. State seems to be making a push to become the number one athletics program in Atlanta, GA…..in the years to come.

Delbert D.

April 29th, 2012
6:50 pm

The University of Southern California refers to themselves as “SC”. “We are…SC!”

Biff Pocoroba

April 29th, 2012
6:56 pm

He isn’t transferring to UGA or there would be a lot more written and some talk about how he is one of the most sought after big men in the nation.

nh gamecock

April 29th, 2012
7:32 pm

BIff you are right, for this to be an Atlanta paper i swear they have more stuff about UGA then the hometown schools.

FOr instance the write up of HIll from G.T.

Go look at the UGA section and they have 3 pages about there players. The ajc should be ashame……

Dawg48

April 29th, 2012
7:42 pm

Am I the only only one who thinks Tampa Gator is full of himself?

Paddy

April 29th, 2012
7:43 pm

Tampa Gator…..explain yourself, we dumb Georgians can’t understand a word you wrote! Wow, you are so smart!!! lol

A town

April 29th, 2012
8:27 pm

The article didnt mentioned his sport!! i presume he will be a very good QB, haaaa

GStateBen

April 29th, 2012
8:37 pm

Glad ti have Marcus join the Panther Family! Coach Hunter has a loaded class and arguably the best roster top to bottom in the state. With Tech and UGA looking for a .500 season, the Panthers will be going for another 20 win season.

GStateBen

April 29th, 2012
8:37 pm

Douglas

April 29th, 2012
8:40 pm

As a Dawg fan, I wonder why UGA did not go after him.

VP

April 29th, 2012
8:40 pm

Nothing about his position, nothing about his sport. Wow what a poorly written piece.

Tampa Gator

April 29th, 2012
8:45 pm

@Paddy….let me explain:

You see,

Nate…..well, he seems to have good inferencing skills. He made an assumption (nearly drawing a conclusion) based on what he read.

Tiger…..well, he sort of guessed. But he at least was thinking and drawing good conclusions based on what he read.

Paddy…..well, he guessed, but seemed to lose comprehension and decided to draw the wrong conclusion (or maybe he was just trying to josh around with us). That would be the conclusion I would draw from the inference I made from what he wrote.

Earnest…..well……he does not seem to understand what he read (”Washington signed with a California school in 2009). Therefore, the Southern Cal or South Carolina question.

Disgruntled……well…..need I say more????

Stang…..well, he needs someone to make an inference and draw a conclusion for him….let me THINK…….oh……

1. Inference: Macon is what, 70 miles from Atlanta. A little over an hour’s drive, I could THINK. But it would be 2 hours driving or more if he left during rush hour. But it would be several days from Southern California, no matter what time he left. Conclusion: He is closer to his ill granddad in Atlanta than in Southern California (not Columbia, SC).
2. Details from story: He was injured. He has an ill grandfather (inference: he seems to care about him a lot). Another inference: he was not a starter at USC….in California (not South Carolina).
Conclusion drawn: He was not going to play much at USC and Georgia State gives him a much better opportunity to play and, by the way, be close to his ill granddad.

NEED I EXPLAIN MORE?????

@Dawg48……

The conclusion I have drawn over the time I have spent reading blogs on the AJC and posting….is….you are not the only one who thinks “I am full of myself.” I also think I am “full of myself.” But, thankfully, I do not take myself too seriously on these blog sites. I mostly do it to relax and have some fun.

Have a nice evening everyone. And remember……READ before you THINK and THINK about what you READ. But never HEAR what you THINK.

Good night.

Josh

April 29th, 2012
9:06 pm

Ben, you are high if you think that’s the best roster in the state. GT’s roster is back to being at full strength next year. The recruiting class was top 15 in the country plus adding Poole from UK. Washington is transferring because he wasn’t even that good, was never gonna play at USC. He barely had any interest out of high school and jumped on a USC offer because they were desperate. He’s 6′10″ and averaged 8ppg in high school, that’s awful. He will be another transfer who does very little at GSU like the one’s Barnes brought in.

Hunter is doing a nice job but acting like GSU is some power now is laughable, the CAA sucked last year and when it came down to it GSU did nothing against the better teams. Racked up wins against sisters of the poor. Even GT beat VCU pretty easily last year and GT had a train wreck of a roster left by Hewitt.

Stang

April 29th, 2012
10:51 pm

Tampa gator..lol

Paddy

April 30th, 2012
1:35 am

Tampa Gator………now I see, everyone got it wrong, but you We are all so glad to have you splain stuf fo us, thank ya.

HighTech

April 30th, 2012
8:51 am

Dawg48

April 29th, 2012
5:40 pm
Wait, just heard he is in the color guard. GT is so jelouse they missed out on another flag boy.
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Wasn’t flag boy a Georgia State student? I never understood the motivation for that.

GStateBen

April 30th, 2012
11:03 am

@Josh If Tech’s so loaded, why don’t they schedule Coach Hunter and the Panthers? Tech was one of the worst offensive teams in Division 1 last season. They will be better but will not be better than a .500 team in the ACC and overall.

Georgia Tech’s RPI in 2011-12 – 184

Georgia State’s RPI in 2011-12 – 146

We’re not leaning on Freshman. We’re leaning on players who’ve competed at the Division 1 level for several years like Devonta White and former Va Tech player Manny Atkins (who would start for Gregory’s bunch). Again, no ill will. Just the facts.

Crap

April 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

Where on a football field would a 6′10″ “forward” be positioned? Of course, he could be a soccer player.