Alabama Recruiting News & Rumors Roundup: Tide On Top For Marvin Wilson, Nation's Top DT

The Alabama Crimson Tide are in the middle of spring practice as they prepare for their upcoming spring game, but that doesn't mean head coach Nick Saban has taken a step back on the recruiting trail. Here are all the latest news and rumors surrounding Alabama football's recruiting:

Alabama at the top for No. 1 DT
Five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson (Bellaire, TX) recently revealed that Alabama made the cut for his top three schools, along with LSU and Florida State. He told 247sports that his recent visit to Tuscaloosa really solidified his thoughts about the Tide.

“It was a great visit,” Wilson said “I got to sit down and talk with Bo (Davis) and go around the campus with players and stuff like that. It was a real great visit. I got to sit down and talk with Coach (Nick) Saban one-on-one for the first time. Me and Coach Bo have a great relationship. It’s like a father-son relationship. I’m real cool with him.”

What will be the determining factor for his decision?

“The best coaching staff in my opinion,” he said. “Somebody that’s going to help me get to the next level and somebody that’s going to help me be a better person.”

That, it would seem, appears to favor Alabama. Wilson ranks as the top defensive tackle and No. 4 defensive tackle prospect in the country.

Tide lead for top OL in 2019 class
Warren McClendon (Brunswick, GA) is one of the top offensive lineman prospects in the 2019 class, and Alabama was the first school to offer him a scholarship - which is why they still lead for him.

"(Offensive line coach Mario Cristobal said) Not as a lot of freshmen can do what I can do" McClendon said, via 247sports. "I think they are as good as it gets. I still can't believe he offered me."

The 6'4", 270-pounder has also received offers from South Carolina and Georgia.

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