Florida State lands the No. 1 Defensive Tackle in the Nation Marvin Wilson

We told you to buckle up at the beginning of the process and it has been a wild ride, but now the decision is in for No. 1 defensive tackle Marvin Wilson.

The roller coaster recruiting ride for five-star Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal defensive tackle just came to an end when he committed to Florida State during a signing day ceremony at his high school.

The 6-foot-4, 329-pound Under Armour All-American picked Florida State over offers from schools like LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

"I love everything about it," Wilson said. 

Marvin Wilson commits to FSU (Photo by Billy Embody)

He took official visits to all four schools, but it was a back and forth battle between LSU and FSU and at the end of the day it would be about relationships the ACC program standing out on top. 

"It had that home feeling, that was off the bat," Wilson said. "Odell Haggins recruited me since my sophomore year, another school that's been recruited me for a long time. That relationship came into play. I had great relationships with Florida State.

"Of course, you want somebody that will put you in the league. it's gonna be like a dad off the field, who's gonna push you when you don't want to be pushed."

Limited in the first half of the season by a nagging injury, Wilson still finished his senior campaign with 42 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and nine sacks.

Wilson is a Scout five-star prospect and checks in as the No. 1 DT nationally and the No. 10 prospect overall nationally regardless of position.

He was an Under Armour All-American. 


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