Bitter rivals Texas A&M and Texas are one and two in the 2014 recruiting class rankings, and both major programs figure to be locked into a recruiting battle for the services of top 200 recruit Otaro Alaka. The four-star 2014 outside linebacker from Houston is on an unofficial visit today in Austin to check out the Texas Longhorns, and the Longhorns are currently viewed as the most likely landing spot for Alaka’s services. Just behind them are the Aggies, who also figure in heavily early on in his recruitment.
Alaka also has major offers from the Baylor Bears, Boise State Broncos, Arkansas Razorbacks, California Golden Bears, Texas Tech Red Raiders, LSU Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners, Mississippi Rebels, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Northwestern Wildcats, Florida State Seminoles, Colorado Buffaloes, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Michigan Wolverines, and Iowa State Cyclones.
He has an extensive list of big offers and interest, and Alaka is clearly one of the best 20 outside linebacker recruits in the country. The 247Composite ranks Alaka as the 17th best OLB in the country and the 190th best recruit overall, whereas 247Sports itself is higher on Alaka by giving him their 15th spot overall at the position and the 170th-best ranking overall in the 2014 football class.
His visit at Texas is a big one for the Longhorns, because they could vault themselves further over their bitter rivals to the east with a great visit today. The Longhorns are already officially the leaders in his recruitment and have been the leaders throughout the month, but A&M isn’t far behind. Alaka, by the way, attended junior day at both schools this year.