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Mama pleased with early offer

Damien Mama was pleasantly surprised by his first offer and the 2014 offensive lineman from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco hopes others come in the same way.
One day, a coach from Colorado stopped by his high school, he watched some highlight film and decided the Buffaloes would be the first to offer.
It came as a shock to Mama, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound prospect who's getting ready for his junior season but it's a Pac-12 offer and definitely something for him to consider moving forward in his recruitment.
"It was actually a surprise," Mama said. "They came to visit one day, looked at some film and the coach said, 'We should offer that kid.' It was a big shock to me.
"Our relationship has been going well. I've been talking to them and they have this camp coming up so I'm interested. I have a lot of interest in any school that offers so we'll see about them."
Mama said he has mainly been hearing from Pac-12 schools so far in the recruiting process and he has also received some early attention from Oklahoma.
With one offer on the table and a big season coming up, Mama said he wants to keep all his options open and not rush a decision.
The St. John Bosco standout wants to see which other programs get involved and he realizes there is still a lot of time remaining in his recruitment.
"I'm keeping everything open," Mama said. "I'm not really focusing on one school right now."
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