Motekiai Maile Commits To Cowboys

Motekiai Maile

Just a few days after saying he was going to announce before two-a-days and that he would be in good shape to transfer to his new school in December, Tyler Junior College defensive lineman Motekiai Maile has announced he will attend Oklahoma State.

Maile was at L.D. Bell High School on Sunday night with friends and family watching his younger brother go through a camp hosted by Mary Hardin-Baylor, and with the Oklahoma State and New Mexico coaching staffs there as guest coaches.

Maile was wearing an orange Oklahoma State t-shirt that said Oklahoma State Cowboys. It's not hard to see who is favoring when he is dressed like that.

He informed me that he was ready to commit to the Cowboys but he wanted to contact the coaches recruiting him at Arizona State, Texas, and TCU before having it announced.

At 6-4, 300 pounds and quick like a really big cat, he is athletic enough to play defensive end, and he does line up there for the Apaches. He is big and strong enough to dominate inside at defensive tackle and does, and likely will at the Division I level.

He had a lot of offers in addition to his final four of Arizona State, TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State.

When we talked to Maile early last week we learned more about him and how while he grew up in Euless, Texas, he went to high school in California.

The big native of Euless, where he spent half his life playing high school football in Northern California earning first team All-Bay Valley honors as a defensive lineman at Pittsburg, Calif.

As a freshman at Tyler last season he had 30 tackles, 29 of those unassisted with 4.5 sacks for nearly 30 yards in losses.

He told me he is at Tyler this summer working on his classes so he will graduate in December, while also working on his game in the weight room and in the hot Texas sun.

"I spent half my life in Euless, and I still have my parents that stay there and other family too," He said hinting he wants to be close for college. He is looking to major in criminal justice.

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