Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, who is considered by many to be the top defensive prospect of the 2017 class, has included Oklahoma in his final list of schools.
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LSU is still a safe bet to win Wilson’s services for the next few years, but the Sooners shouldn’t be counted out. Many schools once thought to be a favorite have fallen by the wayside — most notably Texas and Texas A&M. With an in-home visit scheduled for next month, the Sooners will have the opportunity to make an impression on the talented prospect? How talented, you ask? Watch the highlights below:
Wilson can best be described as a mountain of a man. While he does play a different position, he’s someone you can see having an instant impact similar to that of Jadeveon Clowney and Robert Nkemdiche on the defensive side of the ball in recent years. When watching him man-handle people, you also notice that he’s not just accomplishing his goals with brute strength. Wilson is so highly thought of because he moves around so well and does great things with his hands. While he certainly has room to improve, he’s not as raw as a lot of prospects at his position.
You may be asking yourself why South Florida is on his list, but the answer is pretty simple. Charlie Strong’s firing was good for Texas in the long run, but it’s caused some high schoolers to look elsewhere during this cycle. Wilson probably won’t end up in Tampa, but he’s decided to at least give Strong a chance.
Sooner fans can watch Wilson in action this Sunday in the Under Armor All-America Game on Jan. 1, which will be broadcast on ESPN at noon. Oklahoma commits Justin Broiles, Grant Calcaterra, Tyrese Robinson and Tre Brown will also be participating.