There is no doubt Corona (Calif.) Centennial's Brandon Magee is one of the top linebackers in the West region this year. We saw him in live action earlier in the year against Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei and Magee struggled a bit that game. It was a different story last Friday when the Huskies were playing for a league championship against area rival Norco.
Magee, 6-0, 230 pounds has tremendous physical tools and is one of four Div I linebackers at Centennial. In a game that pitted the state's top two ranked teams earlier in the year, Magee was a virtual non-factor. We saw a different Magee last Friday when the Huskies destroyed a tough Norco squad last Friday.
Magee, along with fellow 'backer Vontase Burfict, were all over the field as the Husky defense dominated one of the state's premier rushing offenses all game long. Magee had several big hits in the game and showed his great combination of speed and power.
Magee is a very physical player and like a lot of the Husky defenders, plays with a bit of a mean streak. He's extremely strong and doesn't stay blocked for long. He has the ability to run past the block or bull rush right through an opposing player no matter how much bigger than Magee they are.
On the recruiting front, Magee continues to rack up more offers but still doesn't appear to be in any hurry to set up his visits.
"Tennessee was the last school to offer, that's a pretty big one," Magee said. "I have about 10 right now but I'm still working on my visits. I haven't really narrowed anything down yet.
"I like Arizona, Matt (Scott) and Ryan (Bass) are going there and I'm also looking at Arizona State, Nebraska, Louisville and a few others. I definitely want to play baseball in college too and all of those schools have said that won't be a problem for me to do both sports.
"Right now, I'm focusing on our season and also getting my grades are in order. Once I'm good there, I'll focus more on recruiting."