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Magnuson adds another big one

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It has become commonplace for Erik Magnuson to pick up big-time offers but the excitement never seems to dissipate for the Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon offensive tackle who landed Notre Dame on Tuesday.
The Irish join Arizona, Cincinnati, Colorado, Colorado State, Miami, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington on Magnuson's list.
"I'm very happy because obviously it's a big-time program and it's another school not on the West Coast where I have an offer so I'm really happy," Magnuson said.
"Their great football history definitely means a lot to me. It's Notre Dame. That's a big-time program and that means a lot to me and a lot of great players come out of there and go to the NFL so that's what I want."
Magnuson, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound prospect who starred at last weekend's Asante Trenchmen Academy in Culver City, Calif., said he only recently started talking to Notre Dame's staff. Even though it's only been a few weeks, Magnuson said he's happy the Irish decided to get involved.
"I'm shocked it happened this fast but I'm happy about it," he said.
Magnuson is headed to Oregon this weekend for the Ducks' junior day. He has already been to Eugene once for a game last season and this trip will allow him to speak more with the coaching staff.
"I'm really excited about it," Magnuson said. "It will be my second time up there. I went up for a game this year. I want to talk to the coaches and see if there's anything I need to know and I'm just excited to get up there."
As for other unofficial visits, Magnuson said he doesn't have much time in his schedule so far-away campuses - like Michigan, Notre Dame and Miami to name a few - might have to wait for official trips in the fall. He's fine with that though because Magnuson is not rushing a decision.
"I don't have time to take unofficial visits right now especially that far," he said. "I'll probably use those for some of my official visits."
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