Nebraska commit Marcus McWilson is regarded as one of the best defensive back prospects in the country, mostly because of his combination of speed, size and toughness. But the four-star recruit apparently has a soft side.
During a recent interview with USA Today, McWilson discussed his pregame routine. Some might consider it to be a bit embarrassing, but 12-year-old can completely understand where the young man from Ohio is coming from.
“OK, I’ll just admit it; I have to listen to Justin Bieber before I hit the field before a game,” McWilson explained. “That’s right, I said it. I listen to his song ‘Baby’ and I love it. I know I’ll get a lot of flack over this, but that’s just my thing. I’ve gotta do it. I just don’t feel right if I don’t hear it before the game.”
Any reason in particular?
“I just love the song,” he said. “I know most of my teammates like the hard rock and rap songs, but I just like to mellow out before I play. It’s more relaxing and that makes me more loose.