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Mama sees recruitment take off

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Damien Mama is one of the top offensive guards in the West for the 2014 recruiting cycle but even he is a little surprised at how much his recruitment has picked up recently.
Arizona and BYU offered in recent days and the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star prospect said Oregon State and Fresno State offered on Wednesday. For Mama, it's all come as a little bit of a surprise.
This interview was conducted before the two latest offers so Mama, a 6-foot-5, 360-pound prospect, only addressed his offers from Arizona and BYU.
Both remain under serious consideration but the St. John Bosco standout said it's way too early to name any leaders.
His relationship with new BYU assistant coach Robert Anae could play a factor later in his recruitment though.
"The offensive line coach from U of A went to BYU so I was already keeping in touch with him," Mama said. "He offered me after he visited the school.
"With U of A the only time I talked to them was when coach Anae was there but then he went to BYU. They stayed in touch and the staff knew about me from him.
"They both won bowl games so I'm pretty serious about both of them. I'll consider both schools."
There is a lot more going on for Mama, who already had offers from Colorado and Utah before the latest round came in.
The 2014 prospect said Tennessee, Ole Miss and Florida State are all showing new interest and he's considering an unofficial visit to Oklahoma soon.
Others involved early in his recruitment include Oregon, UCLA, USC and many other Pac-12 programs.
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