Wilson Talks Texas Tech, Overall Recruitment

RaiderPower.com caught up with Houston Bellaire defensive tackle Marvin Wilson for the scoop on his recruitment by Texas Tech.

Marvin Wilson, a four-star defensive tackle in the 2017 class, holds two offers as of now but is gaining more attention from schools all over the country.

The Red Raiders were the first to offer Wilson back in January. Wilson said head coach Kliff Kingsbury along with defensive coordinator David Gibbs, and defensive line coach Mike Smith showed up at Houston Bellaire Episcopal and offered him the same day.

“They really loved me as a player and wanted me to be apart of their program,” Wilson said, “and they offered me on the spot right there.”

This 6-foot-5, 298-pound tackle picked up his second offer from Louisville in mid February, and said that on the field he plays with a lot of quickness and natural power for his size.

“I like to overpower my opponent,” Wilson said.

Wilson earned MVP honors at the Next Level Athlete Showcase this past January and according to national recruiting analyst Greg Powers, he beat out some tough competition in 2016 class.

Wilson went on say that Texas Tech first grabbed his attention during the game against Texas in 2008 when Michael Crabtree made a historic game-winning catch. Since then, Wilson said he has watched Texas Tech a lot more and likes their ability to produce professional athletes.

Another thing Wilson likes about Texas Tech is the approach of the coaching staff.

“I like how they show interest in a kid and go after them, Wilson said. “They really pursue you as a recruit and actually care about their players and what they want to do with them.”

In addition to Texas Tech, Wilson said he is hearing a lot from Texas A&M, Texas, and Ole Miss the most. He is planning on visiting Texas A&M’s junior day Friday and then Texas later on in the month.

Wilson said he has never been to the Panhandle before and wants to visit Texas Tech, but has not set anything up yet.

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