Texas Football Recruiting: Otaro Alaka Commits to the Longhorns

On April 8th, the Texas Longhorns won a huge recruiting battle when 2014 outside linebacker Otaro Alaka verbally committed to the Longhorns. They seemed to be locked into a recruiting battle with the Texas A&M Aggies for the services of this top 200 recruit. Alaka named the Texas Longhorns his leader on March 4th and then committed to them nearly a month later.

Oct 27, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown on the sidelines against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Alaka had major offers from the Baylor Bears, Boise State Broncos,Arkansas Razorbacks, California Golden Bears, Texas Tech Red Raiders,LSU TigersOklahoma Sooners, Mississippi Rebels, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Northwestern Wildcats,Florida State SeminolesColorado BuffaloesNebraska CornhuskersMichigan Wolverines, and Iowa State Cyclones.

Otaro Alaka is now the 13th recruit from the 2014 class to commit to the Texas Longhorns.

They have the best recruiting class in the nation thus far and are one spot ahead bitter rival, Texas A&M. These rivals were one and two in the race for Alaka and I wouldn’t be surprised if they finish with the top two recruiting classes after National Signing Day.

When asked about his commitment to Texas, Alaka said:

They’ve always been good and I’ve always been a fan. It looks like that’s going to be the place that I can play the quickest too. It’s also a pretty good degree.

It also seems as if winning a national title is very important to Alaka because he added:

 It seems like they’re always a contender. They have a great tradition of that. Plus they have great academics, which is a big deal for me. And they’re close to home.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 21st in the state of Texas, 15th among outside linebackers, and 170th nationally among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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