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Former Colorado State Ram Mike Orakpo Transferring To Baylor

Colorado St. Rams linebacker Mike Orakpo was expelled from school back in May for being involved in an off-campus fight has now found a new home to finish his college football career. Orakpo will be heading to the Big 12 and play for Art Briles and the Baylor Bears. He first told the Coloradoan on Sunday of his intent to head to Baylor:

"Baylor is a nice, academic university and a good positive is that it's in Texas and about 2 1/2 hours away from my home," said Orakpo, who graduated from Houston's Westbury High School in 2009. "I had the opportunity to grow up in the Big 12 and learn all about it and it's really an honor to be able to play at Baylor University."

Baylor has recently taken on players who had trouble with the law, and recently added Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Darryl Stonum.

In his two years at Colorado State Orakpo played in 24 games and started 11 of them in 2011. He recorded 124 tackles, two sacks and an interception, and he will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2012 season.

The Colorado State defense took a hit this spring with multiple players either transferring or removed in the team with Orakpo Nordly Capi, Colton Paulhus, C.J. James and Drew Riley.

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