Simply put, trying to get a hold of Oswego, Ill. three star ranked defensive line prospect Alex Magee (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) from Oswego High School is like trying to tackle say Michael Vick wearing a blindfold, yet Magee when caught is always loaded with news regarding his recruiting.
“I know I've been hard to get ahold of lately," Alex Magee said. “Even my Mom and my coach say that I'm never home, and at least my coach (Karl Honikes) says he gets to see me in school and at practice."
Magee gave us the latest on his recruiting.
"I received an offer from Michigan State late last week. Coach (Steve) Stripling was at one of our games earlier this fall, and the Spartans have been calling me weekly and they are also recruiting me very hard. I'm pretty interested in them at this point. I really like the coaches, and I've heard nothing but good things about the campus as well as the academics at Michigan State."
Magee is planning to set three official visits shortly.
"I'm planning to set official visits to Wisconsin, Purdue and Michigan State very soon. I would say that my top four schools at this point are Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue and Illinois."
Magee will also make an unofficial visit to Purdue this weekend.
"I'm going to go to the Wisconsin/Purdue game at Purdue on Saturday. It's going to be an unofficial visit, and I'm very excited about seeing a game at Purdue, especially against Wisconsin. Both teams have been playing great this year so far, so it should be a great time to see them both play each other."
Magee has also been working hard in the classroom this fall.
"I've been able to really pull my grades up over the last year and a half, and I'm taking the ACT in October. I'm very confident that I'll be a qualifier."
Magee is also in better spirits after the Panthers suffered it's first loss of the season last Friday against conference rival Morris (7-0).
"We know that it was a tough loss for us, but we also know that we made a lot of mistakes in that game, and that we are capable of playing much better than we did against Morris. All we need now is to get some confidence back, and hopefully we'll get back on track this week against Plainfield South."