Despite falling in the state championship game, 2017 Bellaire (Tex.) Episcopal four-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson looks upon his junior season as a great success.
Standing 6-foot-4, 309-pounds, Wilson was the center piece of a defense changing it's identity, and for the most part the onus fell directly on his shoulders.
"Individually I think I carried my team in a good way," Wilson told The Michigan Insider.
"We went to a three man front this year and I was in the middle, so I had to take on triple teams and cut blocks all year. I just took one for the team and did the best that I could."
Although making a sacrifice to win games on the high school level, transitioning to college Wilson claims it'll be a "4-3 for me" wherever he ends up.
Which college program that'll be remains to be determined as Wilson is now up to 22 scholarship offers.
Asked if any schools are standing out early, Wilson pointed to LSU, Alabama, Florida State and USC.
Also building a relationship with Michigan at this point in the process, Wilson envisions learning more and more from the Wolverines.
"I talk to them every now and then," Wilson said. "They were getting ready for their bowl game so haven't heard from them in a while. Since the season ended I think it'll pick back up."
And when it does, Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison will continue to be the trigger man for Wilson.
"He's real cool, funny guy," he said. "He keeps me laughing all the time actually."
Reflecting on Michigan's 10-3 season in Jim Harbaugh's first year in charge of the Wolverines, Wilson says he was impressed with the early returns.
"They came out and won some games I didn't think he was going to win, turned the program around," he said. "I can't wait to see what they do next year."
Wilson says he does expect to visit Michigan this year, either unofficially or otherwise, adding distance won't be an issue in his recruitment.
A decision is a long way off for Wilson who plans to announce his commitment on national signing day. When his name is officially penned on that national letter of intent, it'll be for several reasons.
"Coaching staff is going to be a big factor," he said. "If I can come in and play early, who's going to help me get my education and just little things like that will be in my recruitment."
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