LB Keith Maguire of Malvern, PA plans to announce his college decision at Noon on Friday. He knows where he is going and Wednesday morning he called the winning coaches and formally committed. From a final list of Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, North Carolina and Alabama, he got his decision down to two before picking the winner.
“I feel great,” Maguire said. “I’m 100 percent in and excited to get it done with and be able to just grow from here with the school and the coaches, and build bigger relationships and get to the school more and see what it’s like.”
Maguire said it was a happy time for all Wednesday morning when he made the call to his future head coach and position coaches and gave them the news.
“They were excited and thrilled that I could get on board,” he said. “They are excited for the announcement Friday. They were excited and happy to keep going with this relationship.”
Maguire visited all of the schools on his short list, including two trips to Clemson. He said the decision came down to where he felt the best with the coaches and players.
“I really think the relationship with the coaches and being able to get to know the players for what they are,” Maguire said. “And what the school’s like and what it would be like to be a player there, the school itself, not just the football.”
Clemson has other interests at Malvern Prep. On Wednesday the Tigers offered Maguire’s teammate, offensive tackle Jake Hornibrook whose brother is the quarterback at Wisconsin.
“We were all excited for him to get the offer from Clemson, that’s a big one for him and I think he’d like it there.”