Does Michigan Lead For Magnuson?

GoBlueWolverine again caught up with the four star offensive tackle from the West Coast to catch up on recruiting, his feelings on Michigan and a possible unofficial visit taking place soon. Read on to hear what he had to say.

Erik Magnuson, the 6'6" 275 pound Encinitas (CA) prospect has been inundated with interest from schools all across the country ever since his recruiting process started. Now, with a narrowed focus, Magnuson is looking to possibly end it soon.

"It's been going good I guess," Magnuson told GoBlueWolverine. "It's been pretty crazy and overwhelming. I'm just working to find a school I want to go to and get all this recruiting stuff over with."

One of the teams on that narrowed list, the Michigan Wolverines, will be receiving a visit shortly from the four star tackle.

"I'll be out at Michigan on June 10th. I'll be up there to check it out. I'm going all the way out there, so I obviously like them. I'll see if I like it - and maybe it'll be the place for me. I got to get out there first."

Magnuson will be reciprocating visits that the Michigan coaches have done for him, swinging by his school during the spring evaluation period.

"They took their two visits to the school. Coach Funk and Coach Ferrigno have been down there. We just talk about Michigan and football and everything. All the coaches are from San Diego State for the most part, so they were telling me about the change, and everything they got used to going all the way out there. I feel comfortable with the coaches and I believe what they tell me."

Due to the constant contact and recruitment, the Wolverines sit in a lofty position on Magnuson's list.

"Probably number one," Magnuson said of Michigan's position. "They are my number one, so I'm not afraid to say that. It's always been kind of on the back of my mind but I've never really said it. I just feel comfortable with the way the program is going. They have a bunch of good commits already for the 2012 class and they've got that one quarterback for the 2013 class. I've already built relationships with some kids that have committed, and I like the way the program is heading, and I feel comfortable."

Magnuson has been talking to several of the Wolverines' commitments.

"I've talked to offensive lineman Caleb Stacey and we've been texting back and forth," Magnuson continued. "Some of the defensive line kids, and I have been talking to a linebacker over Facebook. I'm just trying to build a relationship with kids I might be playing with for the next four to five years."

While it is a possibility, nothing is cemented in as fact yet, as the visit must still take place. Magnuson has a checklist, as any prospect does, of what he would like to see out of Ann Arbor and the Maize and Blue.

"I just want to see if it is a place I can live. I'm going to be there for the next five years realistically, so I want a place I can be comfortable moving to. I want to see the university. I've never been anywhere around there, so I want to see it. I've heard great things from everybody. I just want to see what it would be like."

Aa few other schools are still in strong position for Magnuson's services.

"I'm also considering Oklahoma a lot, Notre Dame and Miami (Florida) and some California schools."

As far as leaving home, he says, "Distance isn't an issue at all. I want to get out of here. I've been here for 17 years, I want some change."

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

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