Redshirt sophomore cornerback... listed as a starter entering the fall... continues to work his way back to full strength after suffering a knee injury prior to the 2012 campaign... has made a pair of starts.
2013: Redshirt freshman cornerback who played in nine games making a pair of starts... made the start at Arkansas and recorded his only tackle in that contest... also made the start in the Capital One Bowl win against Wisconsin... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... sat out the spring as he continued to rehab from a knee injury suffered early in fall camp 2012.
2012: Suffered a season-ending left knee injury during the second practice of the preseason... underwent surgery in mid-August.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned AAAA first-team all-state honors at Lovejoy High in Hampton, Ga. as a senior, graduating in 2012... coached by Al Hughes... helped his team to a 14-1 record as a senior and a spot in the state title game and was 24-2 over his last two seasons... named to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... named to the AJC All-Area team... logged 40 tackles and two interceptions, along with 12 receptions for 301 yards as a senior... had 35 tackles and two picks as a junior... named one of Clayton Country's "Fantastic Four" prior to his senior season... played wide receiver early in his career before moving to cornerback... a three-star prospect, the state's 30th-best player and the nation's 26th-best cornerback according to Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 28th-best cornerback by Scout.com... a three-star recruit, the country's 89th-best cornerback and the state's 91st-best player according to ESPN.com... a three-star recruit, the nation's 62nd-best cornerback and the 71st-best player in the state by 247Sports.com... selected Carolina over 16 other offers.
PERSONAL: Rico McWilliams was born July 31, 1993... is a sociology major at South Carolina.