Name: Erik Magnuson
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height & Weight: 6’5” 290 lbs.
High School: La Costa Canyon (CA)
Erik’s Coach: “Erik’s a very athletic and aggressive player. He’s a really big kid too and he hits all the benchmarks that you’re looking for in a football player, especially at offensive tackle. He works really hard on his academics and tries to stay ahead in all of his work. I believe the last time I checked with him and his parents, he was going to be able to graduate and start college early.”
On Committing (24/7 Sports): "It is just the right fit. UM has everything I am looking for and I feel like the program is really headed in the right direction"
On Michigan: “This place is awesome, just what I expected it to be. I didn’t waste any time. When you know, you know. I got in last night [Thursday] and spent the whole day on campus today. I got that special feeling about this place and love all the coaches.”
Sean O’Connell UMGoBlog.com: “Erik is a very physical and aggressive blocker. He has great size at 6’5” 290 pounds and is another very athletic lineman. He is one of the top OL’s in California this year and in my opinion, one of the top 15 or so in the country. Magnuson is trying to enroll early and with his size, could possibly see the playing field early. Erik is an outstanding get for Michigan and has the ability to be a very, very good player.”
Scouts Inc, ESPN.com: “Magnuson is a tough inline blocker capable of dominating opponents with his good upper body playing strength. Has the size along with enough athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition. Although we detect some lower body stiffness this prospect manages to play with good balance and agility when in space; comes off the ball hard when drive blocking but will need to improve his explosion, initial quickness and first step … Magnuson has the physical tools to be a successful offensive tackle at the major level of competition. However we don’t see an immediate starter, rather a player needing some time and perhaps a red shirt year to improve his athleticism and pass protection skills.”
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Hello all. I just wanted to give a quick update on recruiting. It’s been rather crazy since late last week in the Michigan recruiting world. First off, I want to welcome all of the new coaches to the program and wish them well. Recruiting got a huge boost last evening when Coach Brady Hoke named Greg Mattison the new defensive coordinator. He is not only one of the best defensive coaches in all of football, he is the ultimate closer in the recruiting world. I look for defensive recruiting to pick up soon, but especially next season.
On to recruiting. There has been a bunch of bad news over the past couple of weeks, in the form of de-commitments. Dallas Crawford, Matt Goudis and Antonio Kinard (was he ever a true commit?) all decided to commit to Miami. Meanwhile Jake Fisher, Kellen Jones, Brennen Beyer, Jack Miller, Blake Countess and Tony Posada are either contemplating or taking more visits. All but Fisher seem likely to be Blue at this point, but Coach Hoke still has work to do. The Wolverines are also looking pretty good for Chris Bryant and Hakeem Flowers, so the news is getting much better.
Coach wasted little time getting some new offers out there, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Cornerbacks Stefan McClure (Army All-American) and Floyd Raven will both be visiting Ann Arbor over the coming few weekends.
With Michigan lacking in the kicking game, Hoke recently offered Californian Matt Wile. It is still unsure at this point if Michigan is looking to snag a last minute quarterback, but a few names to remember are Max Shortell (rumors are he has an offer), Tanner McAvoy and Christian Suntrup. Two more kids to keep an eye on: OT Patrick Flavin and CB Darren Kitchen is still in the mix. I’m sure we will learn of more offers in the coming days before LOI day is here. We will also have a few profiles up in the next couple of days.
Look for the upcoming weekends to be big visiting weekends. So far this weekend UM has Frank Clark, Stefan McClure, Tony Posada, Raymon Taylor and Matt Wile coming in to visit. And Floyd Raven will be coming in on the weekend of the 28th. I expect the 28th list to grow as well.
Finally a few prospects to add to the Halo List from the past few weeks. Kris Frost, ugh. Michigan was his clear leader for a long time until the coaching change. Then he decided on Auburn, who decided to take his commitment over a week later. A day after I posted Devin Lucien’s profile, he of course drops Michigan because they wanted him as a defensive back. He is not a d-back, so we’re out. Jack Tabb picked UNC and Deion Barnes is picking either PSU or Georgia.