Marvin Wilson (© Greg Powers)

5-star defensive tackle to visit LSU for Florida game

The LSU coaching staff continues to make a push for Scout's No. 1 defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, who will be on campus for the LSU-Florida game this weekend.

5-star Bellaire (Tex.) Episcopal defensive tackle Marvin Wilson was set to visit LSU for the Alabama game, but plans changed when he and fellow 5-star teammate Walker Little couldn't make the trip.

Just two weeks later, Scout's No. 1 told Tiger Blitz that he's planning to take in LSU's home finale against Florida on Saturday on an unofficial visit. Little will not attend, Wilson said.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron continues to make a push for Wilson to be in LSU's 2017 class and this visit shows just how in it the Tigers are for Wilson's signature.

The Under Armour All-American is looking for a school where he can come in right away and play, along with a coaching staff that will develop him as a person.

“Honestly, how early I can come in play," Wilson told Episcopal classmate Holden Markoff at his Under Armour jersey presentation on October 23. "That is going to be one of the biggest factors, and my coach. I need somebody I can depend on and help me on and off of the field and be a dad to me off the field too."

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Wilson has visited Texas and Texas A&M unofficially this fall and Florida State and Oklahoma for official visits. Ohio State, Alabama and Ole Miss remain heavily involved for Wilson, who has yet to set his final three official visits and is still watching each school before making decisions on those visits.

"I have not set up the last trips yet, I am just taking it game by game and seeing how they are looking and how their rosters are looking, things like that," Wilson told Scout's Greg Powers.

The No. 11 player in the country will announce his decision on National Signing Day.

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Scout's Evaluation Notes on Wilson:

Wilson is a massive defensive line prospect who dominates at the point of attack. Possesses the strength and power to overwhelm most opponents at the high school level. Tall, long-armed, thick-trunked. Consistently gets off blocks to make plays vs. run and as a pass-rusher. Powerful bull-rusher, sometimes even when doubled. Explosion off the ball looked noticeably better on junior tape compared to sophomore film. Pursues well for such a large interior defender. Potentially scheme-versatile as even-front 3-technique DT and multi-position prospect in odd front. Can play a bit too high at times because of his height. While pursuit ability is impressive, can sometimes (understandably) get off-balance laterally. Must be ready to acclimate to a significant jump in competition going from private school football in Texas (a state ruled by public schools) to Power Five college level. Overall, one of the top prospects in Texas - and the nation - in the 2017 cycle. - Gabe Brooks

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