Les Miles was nearly gone as LSU’s coach a little more than a month ago.
He’s back, which is good news for the Tigers’ chances of landing one of the top prizes in the 2017 recruiting class.
Five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson detailed to NOLA.com’s Amos Morale III just how important Miles is to LSU’s chances of securing his commitment.
“I couldn’t believe they were gonna let Les Miles go at one point,” Wilson said. “He’s such a great coach – one of the most winningest coaches in LSU history. It almost affected my recruitment because I like LSU a lot and I don’t see myself playing for any other head coach at LSU.”
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound prospect out of Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas) also holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Texas A&M, UGA, Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, among many others.
Wilson is expected to release a top 10 this summer, per Morale, and plans to make his decision on next year’s signing day.
Wilson is rated as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2017 class and Texas’ No. 1 prospect.