McWilson recaps the weekend

The 4-star commitment loved his first visit to Lincoln.

Cardinal Mooney (OH) safety Marcus McWilson committed to Nebraska back in February, despite never setting foot on campus. He knew he would get to see it soon enough, and that visited happened this weekend.

"I was bummed out about not getting to see the game, but it wasn't too bad. I still got to spend a lot of time down there with the players and coaches. Which was definitely nice," said McWilson, who is solid as ever. I would have liked to see the spring game like the rest of the fans, but it was still fun. I'm okay with the game being canceled. I will be able to come down another time to watch a practice or see a game."

McWilson, the nations No. 17 safety in the country, will become a "Michael Rose" like recruiter now for the 2013 class.

"I think I'm going to do my official when we have a bye week, and I think our bye week is the week they play Wisconsin," said McWilson. From the early sounds of it, Wisconsin could be a big visit weekend, with 4-star defensive end Joe Mathis also coming in.

"I know that I'm going to reach out to guys off a list I have, and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. I'm going to talk with them all and exchange numbers. I became friends with JoJo Mathis from California, so I will stay in contact with him. I'm going to try to bring other guys in as well."

McWilson knows too many recruits with offers commit elsewhere, without visiting Nebraska. He feels if more players would make the trip to Lincoln, more would be swayed.

"I know it's far for some and maybe out of the way, but if more people saw the campus and facilities, they would love it like me," said the 4-star safety.

If checking out Nebraska for the first time wasn't enough to warrant a vivid memory, a tornado warning in Lincoln was.

"I will always remember my first visit to Nebraska," said McWilson laughing. "I guess the storm hit a transformer when we were at the hotel, so it was pitch black. Later, I was at the dorms with Braylon Heard when the sirens went off. So we were downstairs in the lobby waiting out the storm with a ton of other students. It was fun talking to people."

At last count, the 6-foot-1, 195 pound prospect held offers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, and Youngstown State before pulling the trigger.

If you missed it, check out our exclusive 1-on-1 with McWilson Friday night:

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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