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New schools in the mix for Cali TE

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Not a lot has changed in the recruitment of Upland (Calif.) athlete Devin Mahina since we last talked to him over a month ago. Two schools still sit at the top of his recruitment but Mahina is now saying he may check out a couple of other schools as well.
Mahina, 6-6, 225 pounds plays both tight end and defensive end but said he prefers the offensive side of the ball and that's where everyone is recruiting him at. That being said, we actually like Mahina's upside better on defense where he has been much more productive the last couple of years.
"I've probably done more on defense but I still like tight end better," Mahina said. "Last year, we had a guy who started at tight end and is now at Oregon State (John Reese) so I didn't get many chances but I should get more this year. I only had one catch in our first game but we spread it around pretty good and had seven different guys catch the ball so I'm not worried."
The last time we talked to Mahina, he said he narrowed his list down to UCLA and BYU. Although those two schools are still the heavy leaders, the athlete did say he's looking at a few other schools as well.
"Those two are definitely in the lead but I want to visit Oregon and Colorado too," Mahina said. "All four of those schools have called me this month and have talked about setting a visit but I haven't gotten around to doing that yet. I want to compare those two schools to UCLA and BYU because those are really the only two I've seen,
"I was at UCLA's game last week and that was a great experience. I've also visited the campus before and went to their Junior Day. I've been to BYU too and like it there a lot. It's the church school so I'm very comfortable with everyone there and that is very important to me. It's going to take a lot for anyone to beat out one of those two but Oregon and Colorado have been recruiting me hard and I'm looking forward to finding out more about them."
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