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Ocean Springs football star reopens recruitment after making trip out west

Ocean Springs Malcolm Magee waits for the play during the Bernard Blackwell Classic on Saturday in Gulfport on Dec. 9.
Ocean Springs Malcolm Magee waits for the play during the Bernard Blackwell Classic on Saturday in Gulfport on Dec. 9. amccoy@sunherald.com file

Ocean Springs senior defensive back/receiver Malcolm Magee is back on the open market.

He announced Monday night that he is dropping his verbal commitment to Louisiana-Lafayette and considering his other options.

“This has been a stressful ride for me,” Magee said in a statement. “I will announce who I will sign with a few days before national signing day.”

National Signing Day is set for Feb. 7 and Magee has a healthy list of scholarship offers to choose from.

Magee visited Colorado State this past weekend and described the trip to Fort Collins as “great.”

Magee, who has recently received in-home visits from UTSA and FAU assistant coaches, plans to make the trip to UTSA this weekend.

His other scholarship offers include Louisiana-Monroe, Alcorn State, Central Arkansas, Jackson State, Southeastern Louisiana, UMass, Nicholls, Toledo and Troy.

Earlier this month, Magee listed Toledo, Southeastern Louisiana and ULM among schools that he was considering making visits to prior to signing day.

Most schools are recruiting the 6-foot, 177-pound Magee as a defensive back. He had 63 tackles and three interceptions as a senior, earning a Sun Herald All-South Mississippi selection. He made the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Teams for both football and basketball in 2017 – the only multi-sport selection on the football squad.

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