Class Acts: Marvin Wilson uses his “Real Life Goon” personality to become a top recruit

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BELLAIRE, Texas — One of the top high school players in the country is right here in Houston's backyard!

Listed as a Top 10 recruit in the nation by a variety of services, Episcopal's Marvin Wilson has his pick of the top football schools in the country.

"I'm loving it," Wilson said. "I love going on my visits, love having all the people talk with me, things like that.  I just want to make sure I make the right decision."

Wilson says he'll keep his  final choice under wraps until National Signing Day Feb. 1.

Until then, this Class Act is focused on winning a second Southwest Preparatory Conference title with the Knights.

"I want to get two rings before I leave high school. Our guys started work in early June, and we haven't looked back. We have great chemistry. I love these guys. We've got one goal in mind, to win state."

Wilson goes by the nickname "Real Life Goon," saying it shows he's a "dog on the field."

"I'm gonna go at whoever says I'm not good on the field," Wilson said.

Well, not only is he good on the field, but Wilson excels as an English student.  His coach, Steve Leisz, pointed out Wilson won a regional poetry award last school year.