As the Texas Longhorns attempt to break into the top group of schools for Houston Episcopal defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, head coach Charlie Strong and his staff will have a chance to make up some ground on Tuesday when the 6'4, 329-pounder visits Austin, according to multiple reports.
The No. 4 player overall and the No. 1 player in the state of Texas according to the 247Sports Composite rankings doesn't currently have a set list of top schools, but if he did, the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers, and Florida State Seminoles would all be on it.
There might not be anything that the Longhorns can do on Tuesday to ensure that Wilson will mention Strong's program the next time that a reporter asks him that question. However, the visit is definitely significant because Wilson wasn't sure if he would make it to the Orange-White game this spring and said he might have to put off his planned trip to Austin until the summer, he told Burnt Orange Nation at the Houston The Opening Regional camp a little more than a week ago.
Unlike visiting for the spring game, Wilson's planned Tuesday trip will not feature a host of other recruits in attendance, so he's going to get the red-carpet treatment and there won't be anyone else around the football facilities to take the focus of the staff away from him.
Already set to decide on National Signing Day, this is going to be a long enough process with Wilson that things are still in relatively early stages, but these are the moments that help build positively towards the first Wednesday in February.