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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Erik Magnuson spoke with Everything Michigan and More

Erik Magnuson----OT

HT: 6-6 WT: 275
40: 5.12
Bench: 305
Squat: 405

I spoke with Erik briefly on Sunday evening. We could not talk long Erik was working hard in the gym but the first impression I got from this talented young man is his maturity. I was very impressed with his demeanor. Coming from a talent rich state like California and being one of the best prospects at his position, as well as the nation (#34 prospect on Rivals.com), you would expect a bit of "cockiness". None of that was evident at all during our conversation. Instead, you have a kid who, as he put it, "loves the game"

According to Erik, we as fans should credit Brady Hoke for landing him. " I have known coach Hoke for 3 years and it was a big reason why I chose UM". OL coach Funk loves his footwork and quickness, which can be attributed to being a basketball player.

After watching his film it becomes apparent that the UM staff has done an excellent job at evaluating and landing talent. In my humble opinion, Erik can be an All-Big 10 OT by the time he leaves campus. Beating out programs such as Oklahoma, Oregon and Notre Dame for his services is something that should be considered........while we have yet to prove it on the field Hoke is definitely getting it done with recruiting.

We, as fans should be ecstatic! We not only landed a player over the best programs in the country who is highly rated, extremely talented, all the way from California.........but we landed a young man who symbolizes what a UM player should be! It doesn't hurt that he also believes "Hoke is gonna turn it around and we will win titles". The future is bright ladies and gentleman!  GO BLUE!!!!! 

Jim Willey /Recruiting Analyst Everything Michigan and More  

 This was our first contact with Erik and plan on keeping in touch with this talented young star here at Everything Michigan and More. We are planing to do an in depth Interview once time allows....And I think all Michigan fans would love to follow his progress.