US Army Update: Damien Mama

The Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive guard, Damien Mama, is still ironing out his official visits...

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman Damien Mama didn't get much of a break since his season ended.

After helping the Braves to a 16-0 season and a CIF State Open Division title just nine days ago, Mama was back at it on Monday morning in San Antonio for the first day of practices at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"It was good to actually be out here, see some good competition, I'm sure guys I'll be seeing again in the future."

His near future also includes two more official visits.

"I have two visits left," said Mama. "I'm going to BYU on the 31st of January and then I'm deciding between USC and UCLA on the 17th. I'll probably go on an unofficial to the one I don't visit (officially)."

Those three remain in his final four.

"I'm staying with my top four right now of USC, UCLA, Alabama and BYU," said Mama. "I'm going to announce on Signing Day, and probably be doing it at my school."

Mama said he still plans to serve his mission after a year of college football.

"The plan is to do it after my first year," said Mama. "If I do it, it will be one year of college, then go."

Mama is relishing one more week with two of his Bosco teammates, Jaleel Wadood and Naijiel Hale, and his head coach Jason Negro, who's an assistant for the West.

"It's real cool having three guys from one school," said Mama. "It's a good opportunity for us to showcase our talents and be here with Coach Negro."

Mama is also able to spend the week playing with his close friends and workout partners Toa Lobendahn, Viane Talamaivao and Ainuu Taua, who he works with at Prime Time Polynesian.

"Being with Toa, Ainuu and Viane is real cool and we're all having a real good time together," said Mama.

Brandon is in his ninth year with and FOX Sports, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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