|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
|High School:||McCleur HS|
2009 – Saw action in all ten games, starting nine contests … recorded five tackles, including four solo stops.
In High School: Willis played for coach Howard Brown at McCluer South-Berkley High School in St. Louis, Mo. ... a four year starter at wide receiver and defensive back, Willis was a first team All-Conference receiver and DB in both 2007 and 2008, while being a first team defensive back in 2006 ... Willis led his team to the district championship this past season where he holds the school record for most career interceptions and the longest interception return for a touchdown (101 yards) ... Also a baseball, track and basketball four-time letter winner, Willis was a first team all conference centerfielder for the Bulldogs as a sophomore and a second team selection as a junior ... The son of Eric Sr. and Lisa Willis, Eric plans to major in Kinesiology at Southern.