5-Star DT Marvin Wilson is Expected to Visit Texas Tuesday

The No. 1 DT in 2017 is expected to be in Austin this Tuesday.

Five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson is expected to visit Texas Tuesday afternoon. 

Getting the nation's No. 1 DT on campus is a big step for the Longhorns, who appear to have some work to do with Wilson's recruitment.

In talking with Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Powers, Wilson named Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Texas A&M and Oklahoma as a few programs to standout to him at this point in the recruiting process. However, he does not anticipate making his final decision until national signing day.

Scout.com Analysis:

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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