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Nick Myers and the Ohio State Buckeyes picked up a commitment out of the Lone Star State in the 2022 class on Friday, as Lovejoy, Texas, midfielder Dillon Magee announced that he would be taking his talents to Columbus.
Magee is the sixth commitment in the class for the Buckeyes, joining Middle Creek, N.C., midfielder Tate Jones, Middlesex, Mass., goalie Oran Gelinas, McDonogh, Md., LSM Johnny Cool, Lawrence Academy, N.H., attackman Gavin Begonia, and Wakefield, N.C., faceoff man Coleman Kraske.
“Ohio State has everything you need when you are looking into being a student athlete,” Magee told Lacrosse Bucket. “The facilities, school spirt, academic support, and overall the best coaches. I couldn’t pass up on it.”
The Buckeyes initially contacted Magee on September 1st, which was the first day of the contact period for 2022 recruits, and he said he has been in “consistent” contact with the staff ever since. While in-person recruiting, which includes official visits, Magee was able to go up to Columbus on his own and he attended their prospect day back in January.
Rated as a four-star prospect by Inside Lacrosse, the 6-foot-2, 185 pound midfielder is a strong downhill dodger, shoots very well on the run and can make things happen on the inside with both hands. He has also shown an immense amount of versatility, possessing the ability to also play on the defensive end and take faceoffs. He helped the Leopards to an 11-5 record during the 2019 season and 1-1 during the shortened 2020 season. He also a dual sport athlete, playing linebacker in football.
As a freshman, Magee was an All-District selection and named to the Under Armour All-America Southwest team for the 2019 Under Armour All-America Underclass games.
Coming into his junior season, Magee stated that he wants to prove everyone wrong and show all the schools that didn’t call him what they are missing out on.