Long-time Texas A&M DL commit out of California decommits from Aggies
Victory Vaka has been a long-time commitment for Texas A&M, as he committed to Jimbo Fisher’s program on May 4, 2020.
But the 3-star defensive lineman out of Westlake Village, California, near Los Angeles, has decommitted after he said he talked with his family and coaches. He thanked Fisher and assistant coach Elijah Robinson, who recruited him.
He was the Aggies’ sixth commitment in their 2021 recruiting class. Prior to Vaka’s commitment, the Aggies’ class ranked No. 37 nationally and No. 7 in the SEC, per 247Sports. After Vaka’s subtraction from the 2021 recruiting class, the Aggies are now ranked No. 15 in the country, and No. 6 in the SEC.
He is ranked as the nation’s No. 468 overall prospect and No. 28 defensive tackle in the class of 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite. He is listed at 6-foot-2 and 350 pounds.
Vaka has a reported 18 offers including several SEC and Pac-12 schools. He reportedly picked up his most recent offer from Oregon State in October.
His 247Sports scouting report describes Vaka as a, “Big bodied interior linemen who has the strength and size to be a nose but the technique and leverage to be a tackle, provided he keeps his weight under control. Added more weight which has slowed him down. Size wise, gets a good push and can shed his blocks, plug gaps and take on multiple blockers. Needs to continue to play with consistency and not take plays off. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter.”
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— Victory Vaka (@No7oriou2) November 30, 2020