University of Kentucky 2014 Football Preview: Meet Marcus McWilson

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#15 Marcus McWilson 

Sophomore, Safety

6’0″ 209 lbs

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio

High School

Played at Cardinal Mooney HS in Youngstown, Ohio, the alma mater of new UK head coach Mark Stoops and tight ends coach Vince Marrow.

Helped Cardinal Mooney to a Division III state championship his junior and freshman seasons.

First-team All-Ohio in 2012.

Had nine interceptions as a junior, two picks as a sophomore.

 Also punted and played running back in high school, including posting 157 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a single game in his senior campaign .



Played in eight games as a freshman.

Had nine tackles, two tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and one fumble recovery

With the secondary still remaining young McWilson could be a key contributor in years to come. His play making ability gives him an extra dimension that DJ Eliot loves.


ESPN: ***

Rivals: ****

Scout: ****

247 Sports: ****