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Bulls still lead for McWilliams

Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy athlete Rico McWilliams was all set to commit to South Florida a couple weeks ago when at the last minute he decided to hold off.
"Everything was good, but I just wanted to wait a little longer," McWilliams said.
Since then, other offers have poured in.
"On Tuesday, I got South Carolina," McWilliams said. "Then I got Nebraska. Later that same day, I got Arkansas and then I got Vanderbilt. On Wednesday, I got Virginia."
All told, McWilliams, who likely will play cornerback in college, has seven offers.
But although he claims the new ones have given him something to think about, his leader remains the same.
"The University of South Florida is still my No. 1," McWilliams said. "These schools are good schools. But they're just not going to jump other schools just because they're big-time programs -- because they just jumped into the picture. For me to choose someone over South Florida, me and the coaches have to have a good bond. And I have to love the campus. That's the main thing."
Why does USF stand out?
"Me and [assistant coach Steve] Shankweiler have a good relationship," McWilliams said. "Like real good. I had an offer from them two months ago. I would call him like two times a week. We just made a good bond. Then, when I went down there I loved the place."
What's next for McWilliams, who also has an offer from Cincinnati and strong interest from Mississippi State?
"I'm going to try to visit South Carolina," he said. "I'm going to try to visit all the schools I've got offers from"
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