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Big offer close for Magnuson

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Erik Magnuson said a coach from Miami stopped by his school on Wednesday and that was exciting for the Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon offensive tackle who continues to see his recruitment pick up with major programs across the country.
"I was really excited they came," Magnuson said. "I know they only have like four or five offers out to out-of-state linemen and I'm one of them so that's big. It's really nice they came to come see me and watch me work out."
Magnuson, the top lineman at the recent Asante Trenchman Academy in Southern California, said Oklahoma could be his next offer.
Former La Costa Canyon teammate and friend Kenny Stills, who plays for the Sooners, has apparently told Magnuson that the coaching staff is highly interested.
It would be another big offer for Magnuson, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound recruit who already has Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington and many other offers on the board.
"I've been hearing a lot more from them," Magnuson said of the Sooners. "They'll be out here in May and they give offers in person. I have a really good friend who goes to that school, Kenny Stills, and he said he thinks they're going to offer me soon.
"It would be really exciting because I know kids who go to that school. That would be a big offer just like Michigan or Miami and it helps that I know people there."
One school that still hasn't offered Magnuson is USC and even though the Trojans have shown interest they haven't pulled the trigger on an offer yet. Magnuson remains in contact with offensive line coach James Cregg but isn't sure exactly where he stands on USC's recruiting board.
Next up for Magnuson is a trip to the Palo Alto NIKE Camp in May and during that trip he plans to take unofficial visits to Cal and Stanford.
No other trips are expected and Magnuson is in no rush to make his commitment. His plan is to announce his college decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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