For our next installment of Q & A Sessions, 12′ 4* OT commit, Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, Ca), sat down with us to answer a few questions. How does he feel to finally be able to call himself a Michigan Wolverine? Continue reading to find out!
Q: I know you’ve probably been asked this a million times. But talk a little bit about Josh Garnett. How did it feel to see him commit to Stanford?
A: I was shocked. But he’s got to do what he’s got to do. Michigan didn’t need him. We would’ve loved to have him but it’s not the end of the world.
Q: Wasn’t he supposed to be your roommate? If so, how much of a mad scramble did you have to make in order to find someone?
A: (Laughs) We talked about it. I didn’t do much searching, as Kyle Kalis and I talked about being roommates prior to Josh and I, so it all works out.
Q: Speaking of Kyle, he has recently made headlines with his words about the rivalry with Ohio and blood being spilled. As a teammate, how do those comments make you feel?
A: They pumped me up! That’s what I like to hear. Kyle is a very intense and competitive person and that’s what I like.
Q: Of course, we all know Wednesday was a very special day for you. It had to feel like Christmas to you.
A: (Laughs) It felt good to finally get it out of the way.
Q: How does it feel to finally be a Wolverine? What does being a Michigan Wolverine mean to you?
A: It feels awesome! Being a Wolverine means a lot because there’s so much tradition and history behind the University and football program. You’re committed to something bigger then just a football team which you sign your LOI to the University of Michigan.
Q: When you were recruited, were you given an opportunity to compete for early playing time?
A: Yeah, what they told me is when I get there I have to compete from day one because there is an opportunity to start as a true freshman. But, there are no promises. The best five lineman will start day one.
Q: Do you hate Michigan Sate and Ohio yet? Or is that something you will learn over time?
A: I already hate Ohio more than any other team. Starting to hate State as well. It just comes with being a Michigan person.
Q: It’s not hard to hate State. Did Urban Meyer bug you like other Michigan commits? I heard he was a real pest.
A: I never talked to him.
Q: What are some goals you have set yourself for your freshman season?
A: Im going to go in there and try to win a starting job. Simple.