LSU RB Magee works out at WR

Published 3:33 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2012

BATON ROUGE (AP) – The view out of Terrence Magee’s window in the increasingly crowded neighborhood that is LSU’s backfield has prompted his move out to the suburbs.

Magee, a Franklinton graduate who led the Demons to the school’s first state championship in football in 2010 at quarterback, started working out with the Tigers’ wide receivers Thursday, two days before LSU’s first preseason scrimmage.

Though he insisted Monday the move isn’t permanent, the Tiger sophomore sounded like a man who is enjoying the room to roam.

“If I want to play right away and contribute to the team, I feel that’s the best move,” Magee said.

“It was fun,” playing receiver Magee said. “I didn’t really know a lot about what I was doing. But I feel I did a good job.”

Magee had 27 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown last season. Not bad numbers for a true freshman, but it does rank him well behind the Tigers’ top four rushers of 2011: Michael Ford (756 yards), Spencer Ware (707), Alfred Blue (543) and Kenny Hilliard (340), who made a late-season push for playing time in 2011.

Add former Redemptorist star and true freshman Jeremy Hill to the mix, and Magee’s test run to look better all the time.

”I feel like it was a good move for the team,” he said. “I just want to play, and I told them I’d be happy to do anything they ask me.”