McWilson Talks Nebraska Pledge

Nebraska head coach Bo Pellini accepted the commitment of Youngstown Cardinal Mooney safety Marcus McWilson Monday afternoon. He becomes the second commitment in Nebraska's 2013 recruiting class.

Nebraska head coach Bo Pellini played his high school football in Ohio at Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, so it comes as no surprise that he has successfully recruited a top prospect from his old school.

Safety Marcus McWilson committed to Pellini and the Husker program Monday afternoon. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound, athlete keyed Monney's state championship run last season with several top playoff performances.

"I have committed to Nebraska, and it feels great," McWilson stated. "This is a great opportunity for me, both educationally and on the field. I know a few players there and they love it. I have a good relationship with the coaching staff also."

"I'm going out there for their spring game," he added. "I wanted to make my decision early because I know this is the right school for me. There was no need to wait on other schools, or other offers, because this is the school for me."

McWilson admitted to having mixed feelings on his decision, both relief and happiness.

"Today is a day I'm feeling very happy and also very relieved that the pressure is off," he explained. "It's now out of the way and I'm going to a great school, but I'm so happy to have this opportunity. This is a great day for my entire family."

Nebraska is also recruiting McWilson's teammate, linebacker Courtney Love. He is hoping to see his friend join him in Lincoln.

"Nebraska is also recruiting Courtney pretty hard, and he's a great linebacker," he noted. "It would be great to have him with me at Nebraska, and we have talked about playing in college together, so you never know. I would love to have him with me, for sure."

Before heading off to Nebraska, McWilson still has unfinished business to attend to at Cardinal Mooney.

"We are the defending state champions, but we are doing everything we can to repeat," he stressed. "No team has ever gone back to back as champions at our school, so that's my goal and what will drive me over the next few months. That means everything to our seniors, and we will be giving all we have to make that happen."

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