Alabama is flirting with one of Georgia’s best cornerbacks, Lovejoy’s Rico McWilliams. He committed to South Carolina last summer.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound McWilliams is considered one of the state’s top “cover corners” and has helped lead Lovejoy to the Class AAAA state championship game against Tucker at 8 p.m. Friday. McWilliams has prototype size, speed (4.4 in the 40), and athleticism for the DB position.
Lovejoy coach Al Hughes said he has been contacted by Alabama assistants Kirby Smart and Chris Rumph about his star defender.
“They made an ‘unofficial’ scholarship offer,” Hughes told the AJC. “They’ve want to sign three cornerbacks this year, and he’s one of those three. Alabama said that they know his focus is on the state championship game. They told him to think about things, and after the playoffs are over, they would continue to pursue him if he’s interested.”
McWilliams said, “Coach Smart is a good coach, and he’s really likes me. He said they need more DBs. That’s good and a real honor that they like me. Don’t get me wrong, but right now I’m focused on the state championship and trying to get that ring. I’m not going to really think about anything to do with recruiting until after the state championship game.”
McWilliams said he remains committed to South Carolina.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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