At the recent NIKE Combine in Long Beach, there wasn't a more impressive looking group of athletes than the ones from Corona (Calif.) Centennial. The Huskies had several players who tested well including linebacker Brandon Magee who finished with the second highest SPARQ Rating at the event.
Magee measured in at a rock solid 5-11.5, 226 pounds and could play a number of positions in college. We saw the Huskies this past season and Magee saw time at linebacker, safety and even put his hand down to rush the passer at times.
"I think I could play strong safety, free safety, fullback or linebacker," Magee said. "It doesn't matter to me, I like safety but I'll play anywhere."
In the game we saw, a 27-20 win over Santiago, Magee was playing with a cast that covered half his arm as he missed the teams first five games of the year after breaking his wrist. He still finished the year with 57 tackles and four sacks and had several huge hits in the game we attended.
On the recruiting front, Husky coach Matt Logan told us Louisville offered Magee a scholarship during the season but with a new staff coming in, he wasn't sure if the offer was still on the table.
"I don't think I have any offers right now," Magee said. "I'm getting letters from a ton of schools and my favorites right now are UCLA, Cal, Auburn, Louisville and Miami. I'm looking forward to going through the process and seeing how things play out for me."
We already knew Magee can play and he showed what kind of an athlete he was on Saturday. He clocked a 4.64-40, 4.37 shuttle, jumped 35 inches in the vertical and did 27 reps on the bench. His 90.35 SPARQ Rating was good enough for second best at the combine and we feel Magee will rank among the top linebacker prospects in the state next year.