Marvin Wilson had been projected as a potential first- or second-round pick if he left Florida State early for the NFL Draft.
Wilson instead has opted to return to FSU in 2020, a move that is a significant boost – returning an All-American defensive tackle and leader up front.
“I’m thankful for coach Odell’s commitment to perfection every day on and off the field,” Wilson said. “But my pursuit to perfection is not over with yet. I am still committed to Florida State, I am committed to Coach Norvell, and I am committed to turning this thing around. See you in 2020.”
Wilson had 44 tackles and five sacks in nine games before a hand injury cut short his junior season. He has been active in the months since the injury, coaching up teammates on the sidelines during games and talking to them at practice.
Wilson’s decision, coupled with the statement earlier on Monday from receiver Tamorrion Terry, gives the Seminoles a pair of difference makers on each side of the ball.