BELLAIRE, Texas — Videos of Marvin Wilson’s domination at the Rivals 5-star Challenge in Atlanta lit up the Twitterverse this past weekend.
The nation’s No. 1 defensive tackle in the Class of 2017 blew up an offensive lineman, then screamed into the videographer’s camera that he was “a real-life goon.” Naturally, Wilson’s rant went viral on social media platforms, exploding into a recruiting world phenomenon and the 5-star lineman couldn’t help but relish the attention.
“I had no idea it was going to happen,” Wilson told SEC Country on Tuesday at the LSU satellite camp at Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas).
“Then again, I worry about dominating camps. Everyone that comes for me, that comes for my neck, I have to dominate. So in between every rep, I’m talking trash.”
So, what’s the original of “real-life goon?”
Wilson indicated that it was an organic response, something the competition ignited.
“It just came to me,” the 6-foot-4, 329-pound prospect admitted. “It just kind of happened.”
Wilson may not know what compelled him to scream, but he’s enjoying the aftermath.
The nation’s No. 3 overall prospect and the top player from Texas has collected too many retweets to keep track of and has been in multiple conversations concerning the viral clip.
He may be consider trademarking the catchy line at some point.
“I’ve been loving it,” Wilson smiled. “It’s been on Twitter and in pictures in real good. It’s been posted in my group chat with the guys like (Alabama tackle commit) Alex Leatherwood. My Twitter notifications haven’t stopped since it happened.”
As if Wilson’s Twitter interactions needed more attention …
However, the elite defensive tackle is now tasked with preparing for the next big stage he’ll be on in July when he attends Nike’s “The Opening” finals, a star-studded camp with more than 150 of the nation’s top prospects, in Beaverton, Ore.
Wilson believes there is a lot of technical parts of his game he’ll need to fine tune before the national competition. And, to be honest, he may look to add some new lines to his repertoire, too.
“The things I took from camp was to flip my hips, work on my moves up and down the field laterally and vertically, and help win some more reps,” said Wilson, adding, “and add more catchphrases, yeah.”
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU 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 Tigers Stadium.