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BEAVERS HOPE TO OPEN RECRUITING PIPELINE TO AMERICAN SAMOA

Mike Riley hopes to recruit in American Samoa more. (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Signing two players from American Samoa is something the Oregon State football team hopes to build on to find more athletes from that part of the world.

Coach Mike Riley went there to have a home visit, tour five high schools, meet coaches and see where games are played.

He found linebacker Rommel Mageo out of Samoana High and defensive lineman Noke Tago from Leone High. Both are raw, but could develop into something.

“We hope this is a connection that continues to grow,” Riley said. “That’s why I went over there, not only to recruit these guys, but meet these people so you make a connection so when you are recruiting future guys they know more about you and they are more comfortable about where they are sending their kids.”

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