Magnuson Will Take His Time

Four-star offensive tackle Erik Magnuson from Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon says that January is the likely time for him to commit, and in the meantime, is finding new offers coming consistently...

Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon offensive tackle Erik Magnuson continues to compile an impressive list of offers.

Last week, both Oklahoma and Cal joined a group that included Boise State, Tennessee, Arizona, Cincinnati, Colorado, Colorado State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

"I'm very stoked," said Magnuson about the Oklahoma offer. "That's big time. My boy Kenny (Stills) is there."

The four-star lineman played with Stills when Magnuson was a sophomore and Stills was a five-star All-American receiver, who flourished with the Sooners last fall.

Magnuson has taken in Junior Days at USC, Oregon and San Diego State, and next weekend, will visit the Bay Area.

"I'm going to take an unofficial visit to Cal and Stanford," said Magnuson. "I'm going up for the Stanford Nike Camp."

Magnuson got his first phone call of the spring from Boise State, when they offered. And several schools have been by the LCC campus.

"UCLA, Arizona and Utah were at school last week and Michigan, Oregon, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Boise State are all coming by," said Magnuson. "A lot of the schools I've been talking to wanted to wait until we started our spring ball, which is the last week of May."

Magnuson said he planned to camp at UCLA and USC this summer, while trying to balance football with AAU basketball.

With over 20 offers in tow, Magnuson isn't ready to narrow things down.

"I'll have a top 10 before my season," said Magnuson. "I don't know if I'll visit all five schools, but I'll probably visit the ones that are further away."

Magnuson saw Stills' recruitment reach a fever pitch level before he committed to Oklahoma in December of his senior year. But he never thought his own recruitment would be as intense.

"It's a lot more overwhelming than I thought it would ever be," said Magnuson.

As more schools have become suitors, his reputation nationally is growing, and he was recently invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"I committed to playing in the Army Game and that is really cool because it's been one of my dreams," said Magnuson. "I think I'm going to do the hat thing and commit then."

Magnuson has a 3.7 GPA and took the SAT on Saturday.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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