OU Back at La Costa Canyon

Coach Kittle was in Southern California earlier this week at La Costa Canyon HS to evaluate four-star offensive tackle prospect, Erik Magnuson. Magnuson displayed his skills for the Sooners new offensive tackles coach and earlier tonight received some good news. Check inside to see what that was.

Back in 2010 Kenny Stills, then a five-star wide receiver and teammate of Magnuson's at La Costa Canyon HS signed with the Sooners and has already become a house hold name after a record setting freshman season at OU.

Coach Kittle and the Sooners coaching staff are hoping to build on their resume' at Stills alma mater with Magnuson. Earlier tonight Coach Kittle let the 6-foot-6 and 275-pound offensive tackle prospect know that Oklahoma wanted him.

"He (Kittle) came by on Monday," Magnuson began. "He said before that that they were real interested in me but that they just wanted to see me in person and see how I move on the field and all that. And I called him today because he asked my coach for me to call him. So I did that and he told me over the phone."

Ever since Stills headed to Norman Magnuson said he has been keeping his eye on them.

"I was kind of expecting an offer but when I got it I was real excited. It's a big time offer. I'm real happy about that and kind of speechless. It's an offer that I've really been working for ever since my boy Kenny (Stills) went there I've kind of kept my eye on Oklahoma a little bit."

Stills and Magnuson became friends back when Stills was still a Maverick a few years back. In fact it was Stills that showed Magnuson the ropes at the varsity level.

"My sophomore year he was a senior and he kind of took me under his wing. We were pretty good buddies in high school so it would be cool to play at the same school again," Magnuson explained.

Magnuson is definitely a wanted man around the country with offers from almost all the schools in the Pac-12 as well as Notre Dame, Michigan, Miami, Boise State and Cincinnati. The Sooners may have joined the Magnuson sweepstakes a little later than others but that definitely doesn't matter to him.

"They are definitely one of my favorites now," Magnuson stated. "I don't have an exact list of three or five right now but they are definitely one of my favorites."

In the next couple of weeks Magnuson has a few visits set up to head to see Cal and Stanford. A visit to Norman soon isn't very likely for Magnuson due to the fact that he plays AAU basketball in the summer but he says he will be up for a game during the season.

Magnuson has been hard at work in the class room and has already begun planning to graduate earlier should he choose to go that route.

"I'm all set up right now to graduate after my first semester kind of like Kenny did. I haven't made my mind up yet rather I'm doing that for sure yet but I'm all set up so that I can do that. I'll definitely get up there for a game next year."

-Greg Powers-


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