4-star LB Otaro Alaka flips from Texas to Texas A&M

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Dec 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; A view of the Texas Longhorns helmet before the game against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Four-star linebacker Otaro Alaka switched his commitment from the Texas Longhorns to the Texas A&M Aggies.

Alaka committed to the Texas Longhorns back in April, but after the coaching changes, he decided to make a change.

Max Olson of ESPN has the scoop.

Alaka committed to Texas in April but reconsidered his options after former Texas coach Mack Brown resigned. He took an official visit to College Station last weekend and hosted both Kevin Sumlin and Charlie Strong for in-home visits on Thursday.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker spent three days going back and forth, weighing his two final options. In the end, Cypress Falls coach Kirk Eaton said the decision came down to the relationship Alaka had built up with the Texas A&M staff over the last year. Linebackers coach Mark Hagen and special teams coach Jeff Banks joined Sumlin on the in-home visit.

The 6’3, 205-pound Alaka, who attends Cypress Falls High School in Houston, Texas, is considered the 163rd best overall player, 11th best linebacker and 18th best prospect in the state of Texas, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

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