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Football: Nigerian giants duel at Serra

Big men collide at Gardena Serra

While the skill position players were participating in a seven on seven passing competition at Gardena Serra on Wednesday, the linemen were engaging in some entertaining one on one duels.

Most intriguing was watching a pair of future college players with Nigerian connections, defensive end Oluwole Betiku of Serra and offensive tackle Alex Akingbulu of Narbonne. Betiku lived in Nigeria. Akingbulu's parents are from Nigeria.

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Betiku is closing in on 30 scholarship offers. Akingbulu has plenty himself. Betiku also had some competitions against some big, powerful Poly linemen.

It's going to be fun watching Betiku, 6 feet 4, 250 pounds, when the pads come on.

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