Offensive tackle is a huge position of need and Michigan got a verbal from one of the best in the country this past weekend in left coaster Erik Magnuson. The Californian made it in to Ann Arbor last weekend and made his verbal pledge to Coach Hoke.
Sean O’Connell: Did you know Coach Hoke before he took over at Michigan?
Eric Magnuson: “Yes. I have a great relationship with him that was started when I was 15 because he was at SDSU, just 20 min from my house.”
Sean O’Connell: Who was your primary recruiter? How is your relationship with him?
Eric Magnuson: “Coach Ferrigno. I have a GREAT relationship with him.”
Sean O’Connell: Did you grow up a fan of Michigan? Where did the interest come from?
Eric Magnuson: “I didn’t have a favorite team growing up. My interest all came from Coach Hoke going there.”
Sean O’Connell: How did you commit and what was the reaction?
Eric Magnuson: “I had a meeting with Coach Hoke, Coach Ferrigno, Coach Funk and my dad. I just told coach I was ready to commit and they went crazy. It was awesome.”
Sean O’Connell: What other schools did you consider?
Eric Magnuson: “Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Miami, Boise State, Oregon and USC.”
Sean O’Connell: Have you talked to any other kids about coming to Michigan?
Eric Magnuson: “Yes, a lot. I’m trying to help build a national championship team.”
Sean O’Connell: Last one. I know there is a long time until February, but do you think you’ll visit any other schools along the way?
Eric Magnuson: “No, I don’t think I will.”