Class of 2013 target

Marcus McWilson

HometownYoungstown, OH
High schoolCardinal Mooney

Update: McWilson tweeted on Jan. 27 that he has decommitted from Nebraska.

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The Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney pipeline is still going strong for the Nebraska football team.

“There are a lot of Mooney connections, which is a good thing,” the 6-foot, 180-pound commit Marcus McWilson told the Youngstown Vindicator. “It’s a good chance to be on my own, get a good education, play good football and have a really good chance to win championships.”

Coach Bo Pelini and offensive coordinator Tim Beck’s alma mater elicited the second commit for NU’s 2013 class Monday, when McWilson called Husker coaches and gave his verbal pledge.

“I thought it would be a good fit for me,” McWilson tolld 247Sports. “With the Mooney family up there it’s a great fit. They definitely have a good academic program and it gives me an opportunity to play. I was talking to my parents and we decided it would be a good fit for me.”

McWilson is a 3-star, 88-rating prospect according to 247. He projects to safety and finished with eight interceptions for state champion Mooney. He’s the No. 30 athlete in the country and the No. 20 prospect in Ohio. He had offers from Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana and Purdue, among others.

His Cardinal Mooney teammate, linebacker Courtney Love, also accepted a scholarship to play for Nebraska.

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