In the 2016 class, Alabama Crimson Tide defensive line coach Bo Davis was able to pull Killeen Shoemaker defensive tackle Kendell Jones away from the Texas Longhorns, but that likely won't be the case with consensus five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson of Houston Episcopal:
Bo is gone there goes bama in my recruitment ✌ ️ pic.twitter.com/gqpibtWZEH— HOLLYWOOD MARV (@RDMW6) April 28, 2016
According to a report, Davis is expected to resign or be fired as a result of possible recruiting violations, which will apparently have a major impact on Wilson. Ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the country by the 247Sports Composite rankings, Wilson had the Crimson Tide among his top several schools, along with the LSU Tigers and Florida State Seminoles.
The Longhorns are still outside of that top group, but did receive a recent visit from the 6'4, 328-pounder during spring practice and could make a move as a result of this news. There's enough cachet for head coach Nick Saban and his program that the Tide could recover to factor in Wilson's ultimate decision, but right now this looks like a major blow for the reigning national champions.
A former Texas assistant under head coach Mack Brown, Davis was an ace recruiter for Alabama in the Lone Star State, so his reported departure could impact other recruitments in the state, as well.