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Ocean Springs football standout makes announcement, shuts down recruitment

Ocean Springs quarterback Malcolm Magee hits a hole during the first quarter of their game against St. Martin at Joe Barlow Stadium in St. Martin on Oct. 21, 2016.
Ocean Springs quarterback Malcolm Magee hits a hole during the first quarter of their game against St. Martin at Joe Barlow Stadium in St. Martin on Oct. 21, 2016. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com file

Ocean Springs defensive back Malcolm Magee has decided where he'll attend college.

Magee announced Sunday night that he has verbally committed to Colorado State and that he will shut down his recruiting process.

Magee chose the Rams over Louisiana-Lafayette after narrowing his list to the two schools last week. He also held offers from Toledo, UTSA, Troy, Toledo, Louisiana-Monroe, Southeastern Louisiana, Nicholls, Alcorn State, Central Arkansas and Jackson State.

Magee initially committed to ULL on Jan. 14, but reopened his recruitment after making a visit to Colorado State the next weekend.

“It's a new environment and I like the players and coaches,” Magee said Sunday. “It was like an SEC school, but they just don't have the name.”

The 6-foot, 177-pound athlete is expected to play cornerback at Colorado State after playing defensive back, quarterback and receiver during his time at Ocean Springs.

Colorado State is located more than 1,400 miles from his home in Ocean Springs, but that wasn't an obstacle in his decision.

“It excites me,” Magee said of making the move out West.

Magee made 63 tackles and had three interceptions as a senior to earn Sun Herald All-South Mississippi honors.

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