Published Sunday, January 27, 2013 AT 1:54 PM / Updated at 1:58 PM
Recruiting: Safety McWilson decommits from NU
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

Marcus McWilson used Twitter to publicly reopen his recruitment, decomitting from Nebraska almost a full year after originally pledging to the Huskers.

McWilson’s tweet Sunday: “Officially decommitted from Nebraska. Not an emotional decision, doing what’s best for me.”

It’s certainly a blow for NU, which needs depth at that position after losing both its starting safeties to graduation. McWilson (6-foot, 195 pounds) is a Cardinal Mooney product out of Youngstown, Ohio (the hometown of Bo Pelini and Tim Beck). And McWilson, who committed to NU last February, has a high school teammate, Courtney Love, who’s part of the Huskers’ 2013 class and is already on campus.

But new Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and UK assistant Vince Marrow are also Cardinal Mooney alums. And it appears McWilson, who visited Kentucky this weekend, is favoring the Wildcats.

Signing day is Feb. 6.

About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: jon.nyatawa@owh.com. He welcomes feedback.