Mama planning to trim list soon
Offensive lineman Damien Mama of Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco is one of the premier prospects in the West, ranked as the No. 2 offensive lineman only behind Casey Tucker. Mama plays right tackle in high school, and though he moves well for his size, Mama says he's working on cutting weight so he can stay at tackle in college. "I'm 340 pounds right now, but I'd like to get to around 320 or 325," Mama said. Mama has 26 offers, and soon he plans on trimming his list. "I don't have any favorites right now, I'm trying to keep everything open," Mama said. "I plan on narrowing my list soon." One school Mama says he stays in frequent touch with is Notre Dame. "I speak with [wide receivers coach] Coach (Mike) Denbrock at Notre Dame," Mama said. "He said that he is probably coming by tomorrow [Friday] to see me work out. Notre Dame likes me as a guard or tackle." "Coach Denbrock likes my intensity and tenacity," Mama said. "He tells me all that Notre Dame can offer me and what I can get out of going to school there. He thinks that I would be a good fit there." Mama said the Irish can offer a future he could see himself being a part of. "Notre Dame is a good school both academically and for football," Mama said. "That is important. They also were just in the national championship." Mama had a very busy spring, hitting Stanford, California, UCLA, USC, Arizona State, and Washington. So far, he doesn't have any visit plans for the summer. Mama said he's hearing from a lot of schools, but he said there are a few he hears from most. "Washington, Ole Miss, UCLA, USC, California, Alabama, Notre Dame, and Florida State talk to me a lot," he said. "Education is going to be the main factor in my decision," Mama said. "Also how a school can help me grow and help me succeed after college." Mama is a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 12 offensive tackle in 2014.
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