Otaro Alaka set to decide between Texas, Texas A&M

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Texas desperately need to win a head-to-head battle against recruiting rival Texas A&M.

The ongoing competition between the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies will add another chapter on Monday when four-star Houston (Texas) Cy Falls linebacker Otaro Alaka makes his decision between those two schools:

As Hamm mentions, the Longhorns seem to be the favorite after leading throughout much of the process. However, another A&M recruiting analyst believes that the Aggies may have a legitimate shot:

Can the Longhorns secure a commitment from one of the top linebackers in the state after already losing out on Hoza Scott and Josh Walker to the Aggies, as well as most of the other head-to-head contests in the 2014 recruiting class?

Texas badly needs to land a player who heavily favored the 'Horns throughout most of the process, seemed likely to end his recruitment in favor of the Longhorns not too long ago, and has a strong connection to the program in former teammate Jacorey Warrick, who is set to enroll in Austin in June.

The 'Horns do at least have one other linebacker pledge at this time -- Dallas (Texas) Carter product Cameron Hampton.

Florida linebacker Andrew Beck is also expected to announce his choice on Monday evening, but he has already declared Stanford the leader following his visit over the weekend, so a commitment to the Cardinal seems highly likely.

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