Scout Breaks Down 2017 No. 1 Defensive Tackle Marvin Wilson

Scout takes a closer look at Marvin Wilson, the nation’s top defensive tackle prospect for the 2017 class. Marvin Wilson Episcopal HSBellaire, TX 6’4″ / 309 lbs DT RANK1 TX DT RANK1 MIDLAND DT RANK1 INTERESTS24 21 Analysis Wilson is a massive defensive line prospect who dominates at the point of attack. Possesses the strength […]

Scout takes a closer look at Marvin Wilson, the nation’s top defensive tackle prospect for the 2017 class.

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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Marvin Wilson is the nation’s No. 1 defensive tackle prospect for the 2017 recruiting cycle and owns an offer list that reflects that position.

A slew of schools from across the country have offered Wilson, who has heard from BaylorLSUMichiganTexasTexas A&MAlabamaFloridaFlorida StateMississippiOklahomaTCU, UCLA, and USC, among plenty of others. Wilson’s recruitment is still in its early stages, but schools such as LSU, Alabama, Michigan, Texas, and USC could possibly be some of the more realistic contenders for the No. 21 overall prospect in the 2017 Scout 300.

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