Nebraska Football: My Interview with Marcus McWilson

Colan Lamont@clamontsportAnalyst IIMay 27, 2012

Marcus McWilson is a 2013 prospect who has already committed to Nebraska.

He is a top prospect from Youngstown, Ohio; and Nebraska has done well to grab the Cardinal Mooney standout.

Capable of playing a number of positions including safety and wide receiver, McWilson stands to have a great chance of making an impact when he steps out onto Memorial Stadium's turf.

McWilson is being projected as a safety by most: this will take advantage of his speed and ability to fly around the field.

Nebraska has produced NFL talent like Eric Hagg, Alfonzo Dennard, Prince Amukamara and DeJon Gomes in the last few years.

McWilson could be the next member of the Nebraska secondary to have success in the NFL

Marcus was nice enough to a small interview with me and I hope all of you Nebraska fans enjoy it.

CL:  Are Nebraska still recruiting players out of Ohio. Are you and fellow Nebraska commits from Ohio, Courtney Love and Greg Hart going to be helping with the process?

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MM: Yes. Nebraska, I think, is still around in Ohio and we can always use another player to be better and to push ourselves to be better. Courtney, Greg and I are planning on helping with the recruiting process and we have already reached out to a few others.

CL: If Ohio State were to come calling, would you give them serious consideration?

MM: Ohio State is a great school. I am committed to Nebraska and I'm a man of my word, I can't wait to go there and I'm very excited.

CL: What was the deciding factor that convinced you to join Nebraska?

MM: Being comfortable. I say there's a lot of great schools but college isn't just four years, I look at it as four years and the rest of your life and Nebraska is the place for me I feel.

CL: What do you see as your best position?

MM: A lot of people say punter because I average about 42.8 yards per punt and I can place pretty well. But between safety and receiver I do well at, along with returning the ball.

CL: You are being projected as a safety by most. Does Nebraska's  recent history of producing quality, draftable players like Amukamara, Gomes, Dennard and Hagg excite you?

MM: Yes It's very exciting, I'm happy to soon be playing on Saturdays and maybe someday on Sundays which would be a blessing and a great opportunity.

CL: Which NFL team do you follow?

MM: I follow football much, don't have a specific team but an exciting game is always enjoyable to watch.

CL: Which current or former NFL/college football player do you admire most?

MM: Nobody specific, honestly I think they're all good to be playing at the next level, and I just can't wait until I get there.

CL: You are a talented return specialist, is this something you see continuing at the college level?

MM: Being able to return like I do, it's an honor and I would love to be able to do it at the next level. I can see the whole field and make plays.

CL: Which team are you most looking forward to facing with Nebraska?

MM: Any team, I'm excited for a college career. I'm thankful to be lucky enough to play. 

CL: Did academics play a big role in the selection process?

MM: Academics are the most important thing to my family and I. We looked at school, then sports, that's why people are called "student athletes."

CL: What's your ultimate goal?

MM: Not so much making it to the NFL but that would be nice, I would love to help out children, influence their life and be a positive role model. I know that I can't help everyone but I can start with a few. I can start with one...big things have small beginnings.

School wise, I hope to be a psychiatrist or do something with helping others.

Thanks to Marcus for this interview and to the fellow Nebraska and college football fans who provided me with some insight into what kind of questions they would like to see answered.

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