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FSU makes final pitch to 5-star recruit Marvin Wilson

Can FSU throw the winning pitch Thursday night?

6’4, 330 pounds of defensive line destruction.

6’4. 330 Pounds. Five-star. From Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal High School, Marvin Wilson is unquestionably FSU’s top target remaining on its recruiting board.

Getting Wilson would cap an incredible defensive line haul for the Seminoles, which already includes a five-star, a four-star, and two three-stars.

Thursday, FSU makes its final pitch with its last in-home visit. Jimbo Fisher is in Houston to see Wilson, as is area recruiter Tim Brewster (tight ends coach), position coach Odell Haggins, and defensive coordinator Charles Kelly.

FSU has a great shot to land Wilson. It has executed a near-perfect recruitment.

Florida State has had him on campus several times, a major key for out-of-state targets. He got to work out over the summer with future potential linemates in Ja’Len Parks and Corey Durden, both at FSU’s camp and at Nike’s The Opening. FSU has had success in recruiting the city, just last year landing Dontavious Jackson, who has certainly been involved with the recruitment. He has a great relationship with both his area recruiter and position coach.

And FSU’s current crop of early enrollees are also heavily in his ear. Several have made cryptic tweets that could be interpreted as FSU landing Wilson.

Will it be enough to beat out LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma? I think it might.

The worry, of course, is that Wilson has a strong relationship with LSU defensive line coach Pete Jenkins, and the new Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron, who is a former defensive tackles coach and DT himself. LSU is also only a third of the distance from Houston that Tallahassee is. That makes a difference when making a weekend drive.

Ohio State thinks it has a shot, thanks in part to fellow Texas prospects Jeffrey Okudah and Baron Browning recruiting him to the Buckeyes. And Oklahoma apparently thinks a recent in-home visit has put the Sooners in a big spot.

Thursday night, FSU makes its final pitch. It might be enough to put FSU over the top.