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Magnuson ready for Trenchman

Erik Magnuson already has a bunch of blockbuster offers but the Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon offensive tackle is thrilled about this weekend's Asante Elite Trenchman Academy in Los Angeles so he can go up against many other top linemen.
He wants to see where he stands.
"It's going to be my first challenge of my senior year of football so I'm excited to see where I stand against everybody else," Magnuson said. "I'm going to give it my all. Why not? I want to get the MVP of the whole thing so that would be a big deal."
Magnuson, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez standout Lacy Westbrook and San Jose (Calif.) Independence's Fernando Villanueva are just three of the many elite linemen expected to compete over the three-day event.
Standouts Arik Armstead, Jordan Simmons, Ellis McCarthy and Max Tuerk might be some of the other prospects in attendance at the camp that is hosted by Carson, Calif., coach Elijah Asante and headed by former NFL lineman Irv Pankey.
Magnuson's attendance is big because his recruitment is absolutely blowing up. Notre Dame is the latest school to show interest in him and although the Irish have not offered the 6-foot-6, 275-pound prospect said one might be close.
"I should be getting an offer from them soon but there's nothing official yet," Magnuson said. "It would be another big-time program that is getting me thinking about leaving California and the West Coast."
Magnuson has now been offered by Arizona, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Miami, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington. Many other programs like USC, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma are after him.
"I hate all this recruiting stuff," Magnuson said. "It's the worst. I like every school. It's tough only picking one. I like all the attention but I don't know what to do right now. It's crazy. I just wish I could get it over with and pick my school but I don't want to do that. I want to take my time and make sure I'm making the right decision.
"It was a lot easier when I had that one big-time offer from Oregon but now all these other big-time offers are coming in. It's making everything more complicated."
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