The University of Kentucky football team fell to Florida 24-7 at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
Showed good potential during his playing appearances last season ... Officially a safety, he can also play the nickelback position, where he was a backup to Blake McClain last season.
2013 (Freshman): Played in eight games with nine tackles, two tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and one fumble recovery ... Had two tackles vs. Florida and Mississippi State ... Sack came vs. Mississippi State, while the fumble recovery was against Missouri.
High School: Physical, athletic safety who is ranked as one of the nation's top-20 safeties by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 18 nationally in the athlete category by 247Sports.com ... The No. 10 player in talent-rich Ohio by Rivals ... 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 ... Team went 15-0 his freshman season and 11-3 his junior year ... 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 last fall ... Coach P.J. Fecko told the Tribune-Chronicle before the 2012 season that, "Marcus is a tremendous athlete. He does a lot of different things. He kicks the ball. He returns the ball. He's a defensive guy. He's a receiver. He's a running back." ... Member of the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay teams that advanced to the state meet his senior year.
Personal: Born in Youngstown, Ohio ... Son of Cynthia and Marvin McWilson and grandson of Dertha Clinkscale ... Considering a major in child psychology.