CA OL Magnuson Talks Wolverines

The massive west coast offensive tackle holds offers from all of the country, one of them being from the Michigan Wolverines. GoBlueWolverine caught up with the Golden State prospect to discuss his long relationship with the U-M coaches and his feelings on the Maize and Blue.

Offensive tackle Erik Magnuson locks down the left side of the line for his Encinitas (CA) La Costa Canyon High School team.

"Right now I'm about 6'6" and 275," Magnuson reported. "I play fast and aggressive and I'm just looking to make the play."

Because of his size and tenacity on the field, a flood of scholarship offers have found their way to Magnuson, a four star and 17th rated offensive tackle. One of those offers is from the Michigan Wolverines, who have long since built up a relationship with Magnsuon.

"I know most of the coach's pretty well because most of them are from San Diego State," Magnuson told GoBlueWolverine. "I've known them for about three years now, and I've kept in touch with Coach Funk since he left. He kept telling me to be patient and then I got my offer. I was really excited because it's a big time offer and a big time program. I don't know much about Michigan, as in that area of the country. But I do know about the rich tradition and football history they have, so it's a big time offer."

The two coaches Magnuson has formed the tightest relationships with are offensive line coach Darrell Funk and the head man himself, Brady Hoke.

"I have great relationships with both of them. Coach Funk I talk to more on a regular basis obviously because he would be my position coach. I love Coach Funk and think he's a really good coach. He knows how to get along with me and I think it'd be a great fit because I do know him so well."

"Coach Hoke pulled me over as a sophomore when he was at San Diego State, and he's always been really nice to me. I love Coach Hoke," Magnuson finished.

With such a plethora of options, Magnuson has yet to narrow his field, though it should come soon.

"I don't have a top right now. What I want to do is narrow down to a top ten before my season then take my visits, and after my visits I want to narrow it down to a top five. I definitely want to visit Michigan. They're on my list for sure; I'm really trying to get out there."

Should Magnuson step foot in Ann Arbor, he knows exactly what he's looking for.

"What I really want to do is see what the campus is like, what the weather is like, what the area is like and what the game atmosphere is like," Magnuson explained. "I want to see the stadium that seats 120,000 thousand people and see a good atmosphere. I want to check everything out. I've never been anywhere near there, so I got to see if I like it or not."

California to Michigan is quite a trip, yet Magnuson says when it's time for his decision, it won't be a factor at all.

"I'm going to do what's best for me. I don't mind leaving at all. Right now the best situation is for me to get out of California, to be honest, and I don't mind the cold or anything. I just want the best situation for me."

Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine in the coming months for more on Magnuson.

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