For those questioning the seriousness of Marvin Wilson‘s tweet Thursday evening, the five-star prospect has an answer.
The nation’s top-rated defensive tackle reacted to Alabama expecting to part ways with defensive line coach Bo Davis because of potential recruiting violations by indicating that he is no longer considering the Tide.
“Bo is gone. There goes ‘Bama in my recruitment,” Wilson wrote.
And he meant it.
The 6-foot-4, 329-pounder confirmed as much to SEC Country by saying, “I was serious.”
The No. 1 prospect out of the Lone Star State was strongly considering the defending champions along with LSU, Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M and Ole Miss, among others.
Alabama was considered one of the frontrunners after the defensive tackle visited Tuscaloosa during the spring.
With the apparent departure of Davis and, subsequently, the Tide from Wilson’s recruitment, it would seemingly bode well for LSU’s chances of making waves with the five-star prospect.
Previously, Wilson told SEC Country that he expected both ‘Bama and LSU to be in the mix until he finalized his decision. Now it appears the Tide have been pushed to the sideline.
Earlier this month at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in Houston, the standout defensive lineman said that LSU “separated itself” during his trip to Baton Rouge where he dined with coach Les Miles and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who is spearheading Wilson’s recruitment.
LSU still has to stave off other national powers such as Florida State and Texas, as well as SEC West rivals Ole Miss and Texas A&M for the highly sought-after prospect. But for now, the Tigers may have bypassed arguably its biggest competitor for Wilson.