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OU staff wears No. 99 jerseys to visit five-star Marvin Wilson

It’s closing time on the recruiting trail. With just eight days until signing day, head coaches are making crucial in-home visits, and coaching staffs are pulling out all the stops in hopes of making the lasting impression.

All of that was in play Monday night when the nation’s top uncommitted prospect, five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, hosted the Oklahoma Sooners for an in-home visit and final pitch.

If the No. 4-overall prospect wondered how important he is to the Oklahoma coaching staff, those doubts can officially be put to rest. Sooners head coach Bob Stoops and five assistants made their way to Houston Monday night. The Oklahoma staff left nothing on the table bringing an Outland Trophy, along with Sooners assistants Mike Stoops, Calvin Thibodeaux, Lincoln Riley and Dennis Simmons all sporting Oklahoma No. 99 jerseys, the number Wilson wore at Episcopal High School.

The bar has now been set with Wilson’s next in home Wednesday night when Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer visits Houston. Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher will be the last head coach to make a final pitch to the Wilson family on Thursday.

Another finalist, and legitimate threat to win out for the Under Armour All-America Game standout, LSU is scheduled to make an in-home visit Saturday, but that will just be assistants as Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron already made his in-home visit at the beginning of December.

The top-ranked prospect in the Lone Star State is set to announcing his decision on signing day on the ESPN2.