Name: Tyler Magnuson
Position: Offensive line
Weight: 280 lbs
Hometown: Plymouth, MN
High School: Wayzata
2020 stats: Not 2020, but he did with the Minnesota 6A state title as a junior. Last year he was a 2020 KARE All-Metro Offensive Team selection and garnered Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro Second Team Offense honors.
2021 projections: If I was a betting man, I’d say redshirt. At 6-foot-6 and 280, which are both increases from signing day, he’s still growing into his frame and could do even more with a full year of S&C. I would hope with the shear numbers that we’re getting to the point that our linemen can redshirt and not be forced into early playing time.
How’d he get here?: He had looks from everyone from P5 to service academies to Ivy and in between. Yale, Columbia and Princeton on the brains end, both Army and Air Force academies and then Arizona, and Duke with a number of others in between.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all-around.
Tweets of wonder: Looks like Tyler hasn’t been to this side of the country until very recently. I would assume he needs a nice warm welcome as a member of the Orange family.
Heading out East for the first time ever today— Tyler Magnuson (@TylerMagnuson7) July 8, 2021
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: For a recent spin on a classic, much like a midwestern offensive lineman, we’re going obscure musical with a solid cast, 2014’s Into the Woods. In it, Billy Magnuson plays Rapunzel’s Prince in this retelling of the Grimm fairytales.
Interesting nugget o’interest: In the notable alum category, Wayzata High School has some serious athletic chops. The school was home to both Marion and Dominique Barber as well as James Laurinaitis and A.J. Tarpley on the football end, Patrick Weah, forward for Minnesota United on the soccer end, and Ryan Saunders, the former head coach of the Timberwolves on the hoops side, among others.
Let’s get a look at ya: HUDL!