The USC Trojans are sure starting to hand out some peculiar offers. KeiVarae Russell and Byron Marshall were strange enough offers with USC already securing Jahleel Pinner and Kelvin York. Now they're moving into predatory mode by handing an offer off to the already committed offensive tackle Erik Magnuson from La Costa Canyon in Carlsbad; Brandon Huffman of Scout tweeted this news. Magnuson has already committed to the Michigan Wolverines and Brady Hoke.
USC might soon be facing difficult problems with both their lines likely to suffer from a lack of noticeable talent up front. Offensive line and defensive line talent has been the cornerstone of successful Trojan football the past decade, and they need players up front soon or else the attrition from scholarship losses will be too much to handle. Perhaps Lane Kiffin felt that he could dangle the carrot of early playing time for Magnuson, although he's likely to see early playing time in Michigan.
In any case, it doesn't look like Magnuson will be decommitting anytime soon (reports Josh Helmholdt of Rivals), making this a bit of a waste of an offer for the Trojans.
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