Four-star linebacker Otaro Alaka has flipped his commitment and will not be playing for Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns.
I’d like to thank Coach Strong and UT for the offer but Ive decided to decommit from the university of Texas and commit to Texas A&M! #gigem
— Otaro Alaka™ (@OtaroAlaka) January 27, 2014
The Cypress Falls product had narrowed his choices down to Texas and Texas A&M after cancelling a trip to LSU. Both schools were heavily invested in the linebacker. Alaka met with Strong and Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin during in-home visits last week. The writing was on the wall when Alaka decided not to make an unofficial visit to Austin this past weekend.
The 6’3” 205-lb Alaka is the nation’s 8th ranked linebacker, and the number 16 prospect in Texas, according to Rivals.com. He originally committed to Texas in April of 2013 after being recruited by Mack Brown’s staff. He joins Longview DT Zaycoven Henderson as the second Texas commit to flip to the Aggies following the departure of Brown.