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Texas A&M Flips Otaro Alaka From Texas Longhorns

As the march to National Signing Day continues, the Aggies steal their second defensive playmaker from Texas.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Spor

Cy Falls outside linebacker Otaro Alaka made his college decision back in early April when he chose Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns over Kevin Sumlin's Fightin' Texas Aggies. Or so he thought. As the Longhorns limped through another season that eventually resulted in the "retirement" of Brown, Alaka began weighing his options. After taking an Official Visit to one-time runner up Texas A&M last weekend, Alaka found himself in the middle of another Lone Star State showdown. Tonight he followed another one-time Longhorn pledge, Zaycoven Henderson, and decided his best fit was in College Station rather than Austin.

The 6'3" 205 pound backer is a consensus four-star and ranked by Composite Ranking as the 169th overall player in the country. The same ranking also has Alaka listed as the 12th outside linebacker and #18 player in the state of Texas. Otaro chose Texas A&M over offers from all over the country including the likes of: Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, etc...

He is the Aggies' 22nd pledge in the 2014 class and 16th rated as a four-star or better. More importantly, he adds some much-needed talent to a linebacker corps that will be in need of fresh blood as soon as possible.