Ole Miss Football Adds Oregon State Transfer Rommel Mageo
Rommel Mageo (photo courtesy of Karl Maasdam/Oregon State Athletics)
March 2, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss has bolstered its linebacker corps with the addition of Oregon State transfer Rommel Mageo, who signed with the Rebels on Wednesday.

Mageo, whose full name is pronounced ROE-mohl mung-YAY-oh, is expected to graduate from Oregon State this spring and join the Rebels for his senior year this fall.

A two-year starter and three-year letterman in Corvallis, Mageo will arrive at Ole Miss with 157 career tackles at the Division I FBS level. As the starting middle linebacker last season, the 6-foot-2, 233-pound bruiser led the Beavers with 87 total tackles, adding 2.0 sacks, two interceptions, three passes defended, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He was also the team's starting middle linebacker as a redshirt-freshman in 2013, when he compiled 47 tackles and 5.0 tackles for loss.

Mageo was an honor roll student at Oregon State and participated in a special forces leadership development program at Camp Williams in Utah.

A native of Pago Pago, American Samoa, he attended Samoana High School prior to college.

Mageo is the 24th member of this year's consensus top-10 rated signing class that was ranked as high as No. 4 by ESPN.com.

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