Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, the No. 1 prospect in the country according to Rivals, praised his recent visit to Florida State.
Wilson told Rivals.com analyst Josh Hemboldt that he was “shocked” by what he experienced at FSU.
“Florida State actually shocked me,” said the 6-4, 316-pound Wilson, who is from Bellaire, Texas. “Campus life is real beautiful, the weather is great. Coach staff was outstanding. It wasn’t what I expected, real laid back, real cool, just wanting to get to know me off the bat.”
While Rivals puts Wilson at the top of the 2017 prospect list, ESPN and Scout has him at No. 9 and 247Sports’ composite rankings has him No. 4.
“I love being No. 1 because everybody is coming at me,” he said about the Rivals ranking. “That makes me work harder because I don’t want to lose that spot.”
Wilson said his recruiting will be a long process, taking him all the way to signing day in February.
“It’s going to wait all the way out to national signing day, taking my time, take all five visits,” he said. “I’m going to make everything worth my while so I know I picked the right school.”
He will cut his list to a top 10 this summer before narrowing it to five schools before the football season.
Beal making second FSU visit
The 6-4, 230-pound Beal is the No. 3 weakside defensive end and 18th best player nationally by the 247Sports composite rankings.
Beal, who is from Norcross, Ga., decommitted from Notre Dame about six weeks ago. He listed his top seven via his Twitter account on Monday:
Beal said he does not have an order. 247Sports says its “pretty clear” that his top three are FSU, Alabama and Georgia. He visited Georgia and Alabama this month.
Florida State assistants Charles Kelly, Brad Lawing and Jay Graham are involved in the recruitment of Beal. He will be accompanied by his mother and sister on the trip, according to 247Sports. Beal has said his sister plans on attending the same college as he does.