Franklinton High has been kind to LSU in recent years, first sending Curtis Taylor during the Nick Saban era and later following up with younger brothers Brandon and Jhyryn during the Les Miles reign.
Now Miles is bringing in another Demon, this time from outside the Taylor family.
In a senior campaign in which he was named LSWA Class 4A Most Outstanding Player on Offense, Terrance Magee rushed for 1,370 yards and 19 touchdowns on 161 attempts, and completed 159 of 255 passes for 2,634 yards and 35 touchdowns with a mere three interceptions.
After committing soon after his junior season, the longtime pledge remained firm to LSU throughout his final year on the gridiron, turning away interest from other colleges as they came through Franklinton.
“I’ve been set on LSU, and I am really happy with how things have played out for me,” said Magee. “We won the state title after coming up short before. I was able to stay healthy and help carry the team, so it was cool. Now that I know the next step is LSU, it’s perfect.”
Magee and his mother, father, and younger brother all made the trip to LSU this weekend, where Terrance took in his official visit alongside 11 other commitments.
“Seeing all those guys is always fun,” he said. “Brandon Taylor was my host, and he took me out on the town both nights. We always have a lot of fun together. I hung out with Trai Turner and Anthony Johnson a lot while I was there. We are pretty close after going through this whole process.”
During meetings with the staff, Magee said he and his family became more comfortable with head coach Les Miles, position coach Frank Wilson and his recruiter, defensive backs coach Ron Cooper.
“Coach Joe Rob used to recruit Franklinton, but now coach Cooper has been and we get along great,” he said. “With coach Miles and coach Frank, we talk about what I need to do to make an early impact. They don’t sell me on any starting spot or guaranteed time, but coach Frank keeps telling me to come to fall camp ready because I will have a shot to compete for a spot on the field. With Stevan Ridley going pro, it's a lot of young guys. I feel like I will break into the mix.
“I feel like I am ready. I just want to get through this last semester and then move over to Baton Rouge.”
Magee will sign with LSU a week from Wednesday, which will also be Terrance Magee Day at Franklinton.
“They name the day after each player who commits to a school, so we will each have a day that week,” he said. “I’m pretty excited about that.”