Marvin Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 329-pound defensive tackle from Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal recently released a Top 10 list that included schools such as Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC.
His top five is coming out before the season, so what does he have to do before that list drops?
"I have got to out and visit USC (July 23)," Wilson said. "I want to take my unofficial and check out the Cali lifestyle. See how I fit in and all of that. Coach (Kenechi) Udeze is real cool and talk to him a lot so I am excited to go out there and see them."
Many speculate that LSU and Alabama are the leaders, but Wilson says that is not entirely the case anymore, even though the two SEC schools are still high on his list.
"I wouldn't say all that," Wilson said when asked if Bama and LSU are locks to get into his top five. "A lot of new schools are coming and getting into my recruitment, so you never know who might be in and who might be out."
Wilson expanded on those "new schools" creeping up his list.
"Really I would say that schools like Texas, Oklahoma and USC are fighting their way into it," Wilson explained.
"The family environment at Texas will hold me accountable and make me better. They got a lot guys going in so you would have to fight for a spot, but anywhere you go it is going to be a dogfight."
It does seem like one school out West is making an impact and its one that he looks to make a return trip to for an official visit.
"My dream official visit would have to be USC," Wilson confirmed.
***BRO NOTE: Wilson also plans to visit UCLA on his trip to L.A.
Wilson has also used unofficial visits on Florida State and Ole Miss this off-season and those are also schools to watch closely in the sweepstakes for the signature of the No. 1 rated DT and The Opening Finals DL MVP.
Evaluation: 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. – Gabe Brooks