Amaro Chooses Tech

The Aggies were fighting an uphill battle for Jace Amaro's commitment. The 6-foot-5, 250 pounder has family ties to the Red Raiders, his father played for Tech in the 80's, and today he notified scout.com that he would be committing to Tommy Tuberville this afternoon.

The Aggies were fighting an uphill battle for Jace Amaro's commitment. The 6-foot-5, 250 pounder has family ties to the Red Raiders, his father played for Tech in the 80's, and today he notified scout.com that he would be committing to Tommy Tuberville this afternoon.

"I'm going to Tech," said Amaro in a text message to Websider's Taylor Hamm.

Amaro will carry on a family tradition as his father, Bob Amaro, also played tight end for the Red Raiders in 1980. His sister is also attending the school in Lubbock.

"It's a great school, and I've always watched them play. I feel like I could fit in very well there with my personality and in their system."

Amaro selected the Red Raiders over offers from schools like Texas A&M, Arizona, Baylor, Missouri, Rice and Duke. Big 12 South rival Texas A&M seems to have finished a close second for his services.

As a junior Amaro collected 429 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns in a shortened season. he is the eighth verbal commitment for the Red Raiders 2011 recruiting class.

Scout.com's Recruiting Manager, Greg Powers, contributed to this report

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