College football adds broader swath of international players

New Zealand sprinter Eddie Osei-Nketia is giving college football a try. He holds his country’s 100-meter record and has some rugby experience. Now he’s signed to play for Hawaii and is among a group of international recruits who will suit up on campuses across the United States. Schools are still looking to Europe: Alabama signed offensive lineman Olaus Alinen of Finland and Michigan plucked defensive end Aymeric Koumba directly from France. But the international base has broadened, too. There’s New Zealand’s Osei-Nketia and Senegal’s Mamadou Cissokho. Florida State, Virginia Tech, Oregon State and Colorado also signed international recruits this cycle.

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