Magee talks about recruiting

Every now and again, you come across that rare, special athlete. On the football field, the might play both positions or play a position at a certain size and have something else about them that just makes you say 'Wow!'. Brandon Magee is one of those guys not because he plays two positions very well, but because he plays two sports that well.

Popular outside linebacker prospect, Brandon Magee, has his team off to a very good start. The 6-foot-0 and 226-pound Magee has been holding down the right side, defensively, for Corona (Calif.) Centennial.

"We are off to a good start," Magee said. "I don't know what my stats are. I haven't been told. They have had me playing outside backer."

Magee is a load at almost 230 pounds, but he combines that with 4.44/40 speed and it allows him to get pressure on the quarterback from his linebacker position or make plays from the backside.

"I would say my biggest strength is blitzing. I can get pressure on the quarterback. I also can chase down plays from the backside."

Magee doesn't know how many offers his grand total of offers is, but he just picked up two more recent offers.

"Recruiting is doing good. I got a couple of newer offers from UTEP and Idaho. Those are my latest two offers."

Magee was scheduled to visit Arizona this weekend on October 20 and is still considering some others. There are three others that he said are getting the most consideration.

"I am not even sure. I am considering Arizona State, Louisville and Nebraska still for official visits."

Magee said that the schools that he has visited and is considering visiting should be considered as his list of favorites. "I would say that those are my favorites right now."

Magee is a special players on the gridiron, but he is getting similar interest in another sport. The biggest thing that Magee is looking for in a school is the opportunity to play both sports.

"I am looking for a school that will allow me to play two sports. I also play baseball. I play outfield in baseball."

Playing football in college isn't a guarantee for Magee. He is going to try his hand at getting drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft first and then he will decide about college football.

"I was trying to get drafted for baseball, but if I don't or not high enough I will just go play both in college."

All of the schools that Magee is considering as his favorites have mentioned that he could play both sports. Magee said that he likes the situations in both programs at all of his favorites.

"I have looked at all of my favorites and it looks like a good situation at all of those schools for both sports. All of them will let me play both."

The Nebraska offer really has Magee thinking a lot about visiting and about their future. The Nebraska recruiting class is strong and he knows a lot about the tradition of the Cornhuskers.

"It's a big time school. They are getting some of the top recruits for this year's class. They have a lot of tradition as well."

"They play aggressive. I see them blitzing off of the edge every time and I know that style of football fits me."

Magee had 57 tackles and 3.5 sacks despite missing the first month of the season with a wrist injury. He earned all-state underclass honorable mention honors in 2006.


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