2022’s Rambo Mageo has his sights set on being a BYU Cougar | Youth1

2022’s Rambo Mageo has his sights set on being a BYU Cougar

Rambo Mageo is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2022.  


The 6-foot-4, 292-pound Mageo, who attends Tohopekaliga High School, is an imposing player that works as an offensive tackle and defensive tackle. 



No matter the opponent, every game Mageo is determined to give it his all. 


Mageo is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Mageo steps between the lines.


“My mindset at my position is to always be better than the person that lines up in front of me,” Mageo said. “I should always never show weakness to my opponents.”


Mageo has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Mageo tells why he enjoys the game of football so much. 


“What I love most about playing is I always get better at what I do,” Mageo said. “I can learn from mistakes that I have made and fix them when it comes to game day.”


Mageo has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life. 


“What playing has taught me about life is to always stay on track and be consistent. One mistake can impact your life in a whole another direction,” Mageo said. “That’s why having a plan will help you in the long run.”


Mageo shares his favorite memory of playing football.


“My favorite memory was playing in the Super Bowl in little leagues because it felt like a dream come true moment,” Mageo said. “It was fun to play and win a ring as we came on top.”


Mageo takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Mageo makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“How I demonstrate being a good teammate is I try to support my teammates in any way I can. I want to see all of us succeed and not let each other down,” Mageo said. “My best advice I gave my teammates was to don’t let anybody control who you are. They should always push over the limit.”


Mageo is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“What I have learned from my coaches about being a better person and player is to always have a path on what you want to do. There’s going to be obstacles in the way, but you should always surpass them,” Mageo said. “The best advice my coaches have given me was to use the negative comments people have on you and to use it as fuel. It keeps me wanting to do more than average. As more hate comes, the more my adrenaline is pushing.”


Mageo patterns his mentality after this star athlete.  

“One player that I look up to is David Bakhtiari from the Green Bay Packers. His footwork is outstanding when it comes to both run and pass plays,” Mageo said. “He knows how to protect his quarterback in a pass set and is always aggressive every play.”

Mageo lists math as his favorite subject in school. 


“I like to work with shapes and numbers,” Mageo said. “I just think math will also help in the future as an adult.”


Mageo explains his collegiate aspirations down the road. 


“My dream college would have to be BYU. As a Mormon, I always want to follow in Heavenly Father’s path as it leads me in a positive way,” Mageo said. “With God guiding me, I know he will always be there for me when I need him.”


Mageo is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals on and off the field are to always learn from my mistakes and make sure to not encounter them in the long run,” Mageo said. “I just think it’s important to not make many mistakes and always get better.”


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