Magee's Almost There

The LSU coaching staff held a small gathering for in-state prospects from the 2011 class that had already earned early offers. For Franklinton's Terrance Magee, the trip brought him one step closer to being a Tiger.

LSU head coach Les Miles has pulled in his fair share of Franklinton High football talent.

When he extended an offer to athlete Terrance Magee last month, the headman expected that it would only be a matter of time before he added another name to the list.

Magee, one of the juniors on LSU’s campus for the gathering on Saturday, said that after a meeting with Miles, the Tigers are close to landing a third back to a group that already holds commitments from Kenny Hilliard and Jeremy Hill.

“I got up to campus and coach Miles asked me to come meet him in his office for a chat,” Magee said. “He told me that I was the third tailback that he wanted, and he liked my talent so much that he wished I was in this year’s class.

“The way that coach Miles sold LSU to me made me ready to be a Tiger,” he added. “Miles let me know that I am a special player and he wants to be a part of my development. I went ahead and let him know that something could happen as soon as next week.”

With a possible commitment in store, the staff’s idea to get the in-state juniors on campus and together appears to be a home run call.

“Getting to know [running backs] coach Frank Wilson and the other guys on the staff was something I needed to know that LSU would be a good home for me, but getting to know the other 2011 guys is even better,” Magee said. “I chilled with Kenny Hilliard and Jeremy Hill the whole time, and we all get along great.

“I could see us doing big things in the same backfield, and the coaches all agreed.”

Headed back to Franklinton after LSU’s basketball game with Alabama, Magee said the coming days would hold some serious discussion with family members.

“I want to talk it over with my family, but right now LSU is where it’s at,” he said. “It should be over soon.”

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