Minutes after news broke about Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis was set to resign amid allegations of recruiting violations, one of the team’s biggest targets announced he was no longer considering the Crimson Tide. That has changed six days later.
Marvin Wilson, the five-star defensive tackle from Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas), took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to announce that Alabama was back in his recruitment. That news comes on the heels of numerous reports of long-time NFL defensive line coach Karl Dunbar being Davis’ successor.
Before Davis resigned, most in the recruiting industry believed Alabama and LSU were the teams to beat.
When SEC Country caught up with Wilson last month at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in Houston, he said he was closest with former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis and LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.
“I talk to those two guys almost every single week,” Wilson said of Davis and Orgeron last month. “They keep it real with me and are getting to know me on a personal level.”
The 6-foot-4, 316-pounder has said in the past that Alabama and LSU will be finalists when that time comes for Wilson to release his official top schools.that the biggest reason drawing him toward the Crimson Tide is the ability to play early.
Wilson said last month that the biggest reason drawing him toward the Crimson Tide is the ability to play early due to Alabama’s lack of depth on the defensive line.
“That draws me to them so much,” Wilson said. “If the depth chart is thin, that just means I can go in and play early. That’s important to me.”
Wilson’s recruitment is going to be a wild ride and is expected to last until National Signing Day.
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Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.