Pike (Indianapolis) athlete Pierre Aka never thought he'd be committing to a Big 12 school when he was growing up. Not because he thought he wasn't good enough, but because he thought he'd be on the verge of breaking into soccer's English Premier League instead of breaking into BCS football. "I thought I was going to be a pro soccer player," Aka said. "I was going to play for a small team in France, graduate to play for Lyon, then off to Arsenal or Barcelona. "This is all unexpected."