Magee Could Blow Up

The 6-0, 230-pound linebacker from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, Brandon Magee, is a player many programs are watching closely, since he missed a month of his junior year but looked very good. He has three scholarship offers, and one from a Pac-10 school, while many others are showing interest...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial linebacker Brandon Magee (6-0, 230) missed the first month of his junior season with a wrist injury, but once he returned, he had a solid year and is setting the table for a big senior campaign.

Magee has three scholarship offers, from Louisville, San Diego State and Arizona, and a showing interest has been a host of other Pac-10 schools, including Arizona State, California, UCLA, USC and Washington, as well as Purdue.

"Most schools like me as an outside linebacker but I could play safety or fullback plus linebacker," said Magee. "I don't really have a preference, I just want to be on the field and playing." Magee said his top five included the three schools that have offered and a pair of schools in the South, Auburn and Miami.

"I love the way that Auburn plays defense," said Magee. "I'm trying to get my tape down there so they can look at it because I love that defense."

Magee said he'd also like to hear more from the two Los Angeles schools, though he did say that each school has shown interest in him. "I've gotten letters from USC and UCLA and they're watching me, but nothing about an offer yet," said Magee. "I'd like to stay close to home but I'm really open to going anywhere."

Magee said he'd like to make his decision after he's taken some trips and had a chance to see each of the schools he's interested in. "My dad would like me to make an early decision but he's okay if I wait. My mom said whenever I feel comfortable to make my decision," said Magee.

Magee had 57 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his junior season despite missing the first month. He earned all-state underclass honorable mention honors in 2006 for the Huskies, who were on track to play in the Division I State Championship game before a stunning loss to Chaparral of Temecula in the CIF-SS playoffs.

"That's just making us hungrier to get back out there and leave it all out on the field," said Magee.

Academically, Magee said he's in good shape and should have no trouble qualifying.

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