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Dallas Texans defender picks Bradley

J.T. Kotowki (in red) verbally committed to Bradley University. Jennifer Petit

RELATED LINKS: ESPNHS Recruiting Central | Class of 2012 Division I Commitments

J.T. Kotowski, a Class of 2012 defender from Texas, confirmed Monday that he has committed to Bradley University.

Kotowski appeared in 28 matches -- 12 as a starter -- for the Dallas Texans Under-15/16 US Soccer Development Academy team last season, helping the squad to a second-place division finish. He has played in two of four matches for the under-17/18 Texans so far this season.

Kotowski attends Keller (Keller, Texas) and helped the high school team to a district title in 2010.

He joins a Bradley recruiting class that includes Grant Bell, Andrew Brown, Logan Ketterer, Jason Lesch and Joe Morales.

Other School Considered: Stanford

Why Bradley?: "Bradley was the best for me because the soccer program is great, the coaching staff is very personable, and their academic programs interest me."