Mama looking at visiting the Gators

Florida has shown over the last few years that they aren’t scared to recruit players all across the country for the offensive line.

This year the Gators are hard after Bellflower (Ca.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman Damien Mama, who is out at the Opening in Oregon.

“It’s been a real humbling experience out here,” Mama said. “Seeing all of the competition out here is different from school because they are the elite of the elite but we do have good players back home too.”

For the 6-foot-5, 360-pound Mama, who has offers from 30 schools from the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, USC among others, he has yet to narrow down his list.

“I don’t have any kind of top group or leaders right now,” Mama said. “I have interest in any school that has offered me. I really don’t mind leaving the west coast for an east coast school or some school away from home.”

One school that has been in touch with him a lot lately, has been the Florida Gators and offensive line coach Tim Davis.

“The offensive line coach Davis has been talking to me a lot,” Mama said. “I know he has worked with some good players in his time at USC and other places, so that’s good. I talk to Florida every other week or so either on Facebook or over the phone but we have kept in touch.”

For the Gators, they are desperately trying to land a visit from the California offensive lineman.

“Yes, it’s definitely an option I’m looking at,” Mama said of a Florida visit. “It’s something that I have thought about several times. I’m going to use all of my official visits on east coast schools, so Florida could be one of those schools.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.