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FSU football lands Marvin Wilson, the nation’s top defensive tackle recruit

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A big-time add to the trenches.

Florida State football did well to close in Texas last year, gaining the commitment of linebacker Dontavious Jackson, who played well in his true freshman season of 2016 for FSU. The Seminoles’ 2017 class is seeing an even stronger close in the Lone Star State, as the ‘Noles have secured a commitment from the top player in all of Texas, defensive tackle Marvin Wilson.

Wilson (6-4, 329), of Bellaire (Tx.) Episcopal, is FSU’s fourth five-star commitment of this class, the most that FSU has signed in a single class since 2015.

According to 247 Sports Composite rankings, Wilson is the No. 6 overall player in the nation and No. 1 defensive tackle.

Wilson pulled out a pair of what appeared to be custom-made Jordans to make his commitment, and a throwback FSU tshirt.

Recruited by Tim Brewster and Odell Haggins, Wilson chose FSU over a plethora of other prominent programs, including Alabama, LSU, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, USC, Texas, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others.

Wilson joins four-star Ja’len Parks and three-star Corey Durden as the three defensive tackles to commit to Florida State this cycle. The ‘Noles 2017 recruiting class jumped up to No. 6 following the commitment and remains No. 1 in the ACC.