Damien Mama had just won the state bowl championship. Steam was still coming off his head. Recruiting was not the first thing on his mind.
"I'm not even thinking about that," Mama said Saturday night. "I'm taking my week off and then that will fall back in to place."
The massive offensive guard from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco is sticking with his four favorites - Alabama, BYU, USC and UCLA.
There was some news made by Mama after Bosco defeated Concord (Calif.) De La Salle on Saturday - he will be taking an official visit to BYU the weekend of Jan. 31.
The 6-foot-5, 360-pound four-star recruit who's rated as the second-best offensive guard in the 2014 class has already taken an official trip to Alabama.
Mama said he's still undecided on whether to take one to USC on the weekend of Jan. 17 but even if he doesn't go he's very familiar with the campus and is getting to know the new coaching staff as well.
No offensive line coach is in place but Mama said he's still highly interested in the Trojans.
"I'm still deciding on USC (for Jan. 17)," Mama said. "They're still reaching out. Before the game they were saying good luck and so that was cool."
UCLA definitely cannot be counted out, either. The Bruins have diligently recruited him this season and have moved way up his list.
Saturday night was about the championship game though and how motivated Mama was to compete. Whether the chatter was true or not, the four-star standout was able to prove he and his team could withstand the De La Salle onslaught.
"A big piece of motivation was they were saying we were going to tap out by the fourth quarter as an offensive line," Mama said.
"Just using that saying we were going to tap out and that Mama was going to cry for his mama by the fourth quarter. Pretty sure we proved that didn't happen. It just shows hard work pays off and we've gotten better and better."