With a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, Florida State’s defensive line, which was already one of the best in the countries, got even better. Wilson, out of Bellaire (Tx.) Episcopal was the top uncommitted prospect to make his selection on National Signing Day.
According to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Wilson is the No. 6 overall player in the 2017 class and the No. 1 player in the prospect rich state of Texas. Among defensive tackles, Wilson also ranks No. 1.
In his senior year at Episcopal, Wilson made 42 tackles with 19 for loss, nine of those sacks. In his four years with the team, the powerful tackle had 200 tackles with 71 for loss, 42 of those sacks.
One of the most highly sought after prospects, Wilson accumulated 27 offers and 16 different coaching staffs visited him. Besides Florida State, Wilson received offers from other top-tier schools such as LSU, Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, Michigan and Oklahoma offered a scholarship.
The Under Armour All-American traveled to Florida State for his official visit on October 28th for the Clemson game. He was at Junior Day in 2016 and camped in Tallahassee over that following summer.
Standing in at 6’4 329 lbs., Wilson joins defensive tackle commits three-star Corey Durden and four-star Ja’len Parks in FSU’s 2017 recruiting cycle. On the current roster, Derrick Nnadi will return for his senior year and will presumably start next to Demarcus Christmas. Additionally, Fred Jones and Walvenski Aime will be back.
Here’s a scouting report of Wilson from Bud Elliott:
Marvin Wilson is pretty easy to scout. There just aren’t many humans on earth who are that big who are also quick. It’s just a rare combination. Wilson’s competition is somewhat lacking, but he destroys it as you’d expect an elite player to do. He shows the ability to stun blockers with his quick, heavy hands, and here too, his fast twitch skills are evident. His projection is a complicated one, because he has the ability to play multiple roles. Wilson obviously has the bulk to play nose guard, but watching him explode off the ball, he definitely has the ability to be a three-technique tackle, especially if he loses some of the baby fat he’s carrying. And that is a really special thought, since interior defensive linemen who are able to be plus players on first, second, and third down are exceedingly rare.