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Okpara makes switch

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Sugar Land (Texas) Dulles cornerback Ugo Okpara committed to Arkansas in July. However, the coaching change for the Razorbacks caused the three-star rated prospect to re-think his verbal commitment and take a couple visits in December.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder visited Boston College the weekend of Dec. 7 and followed that up with a visit to Missouri (Dec. 14).
"When Coach Nutt left Arkansas and went to Ole Miss and the recruiting coordinator went with him, I think it's best for me to open things up," Okpara said earlier this month in an interview with PowerMizzou.com. "I sat down with my parents and they said to stay committed, but look around and make sure that I make the right decision. I was really surprised that it happened. After they beat LSU, I thought he'd stay, but it was quite a surprise to me. I've just got to deal with what it is, so I'll have to see what happens with them and make the right decision for me."
The "right decision" was made on Sunday.
"I have made my decision already but it's too late to call the coaches so I will call them tomorrow," Okpara said via text message to Rivals.com Sunday night. "I have made my decision already but it's too late to call the coaches so I will call them (Monday)."
Monday's call made the switch official for the No. 59 ranked player in the Lone Star State.
"I want to call the coaches at the school when my parents are home," he said Monday afternoon via another text message. "I just told the school I wanted to go to, that I want to commit.
"I just committed to Boston College"
Okpara becomes the 23rd member of the Eagles' 2008 recruiting class.
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