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Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

Posted on: February 2, 2011 3:19 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

We may want to hold off on that talk about how Auburn has signed the best offensive line class in the history of offensive line classes. Despite his nationally televised announcement this afternoon that he would be attending Auburn, Cyrus Kouandjio has yet to sign his letter of intent and is not officially a member of any college program just yet.

According to several reports out of various Alabama-based recruiting media, Kouandjio is likely to follow in the path of 2010 No. 1 tackle Seantrel Henderson and delay his signing by a few days to re-evaluate his decision. Obviously, this isn't good news for the Tigers, who would rather have Kouandjio firmly in their corner rather than expressing such obvious doubts, especially -- double, triple especially -- when the other option is Alabama and Nick Saban.

Kouandjio's comments about his "heart" being with Auburn in the face of maybe other concerns pointing towards the Tide will be an unfortunate echo for Tiger fans after Brent Calloway, another prospect who initially spurned the Tide for Auburn despite obvious Alabama interest, ultimately chose today to head to Tuscaloosa.

How big an impact will Kouandjio's decision have? According to Maxpreps writer Jon Buzby , his signature would vault Alabama from No. 3 to No. 1 in the Maxpreps team rankings, while dropping Auburn from 4th to 8th.

Both teams will be able to say they have extremely impressive classes regardless. But they won't be quite as impressive without the nation's most highly sought-after offensive line recruit.

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Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

We would be happy to have him join his fellow high school teammates at Iowa...come on Cyrus...we have Cooper, Coker, Lomax..plus Nico Law from your area. 

I am sure there is a spot we can find for you on our O line.  After all, look at Reiff, he started as a freshman is doing great.  You and Cooper can go at it in practice just like you have been in high school.



Since: Dec 26, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

skyraper use a hater only uneducated bammers think like you 



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

You have no idea what you are talking about. Keep your comments to yourself and get off this board Bamer!



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

With a bunch of his teammates form Highschool now at Iowa I could see him going their too! He would start for Iowa if he does end up their but Iowa fans don't count on that!



Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

He'll switch to Alabama after talking to his parents rather than the slick willie antics of the AU coaching staff while he was by himself at the campus two weeks ago.

Shame on AU for trying to sell the snake oil to 17 year olds.  Shame, shame.



Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

The thing is, D.J. Fluker started at one tackle spot as a freshman this year and will be around at least two more seasons.  Cyrus' brother redshirted this year, but he's also inked in to play tackle.  So, unless one of the guys moves inside, the brothers will have to compete for a tackle spot.  At AU, one tackle position is wide open (4 O-linemen graduate this year), and the other tackle position will be vacated after this next season.  So, strangely enough, even with the great O-line class AU is bringing it, depth is likely a greater concern for CK at Alabama than it is at Auburn.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

Can you say OREGON



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

Thanks I did get that mixed up!!



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

UA is Alabama, AU is Awbarn.  Just didn't want folks to get confused by your post. 



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Cyrus Kouandjio to delay signing?

I think this delay is great look at all the have signed at Auburn at OT Westerman and Coleman, plus 2 OG and a OC. Westerman is a 5 star just like Cyrus is and would like to start too. I think this is making Cyrus have 2nd thoughts to if what he said is what he is realy thinking now. He looked lost when he gave UA the Verbal. I see him going somewhere besides UA and its not Alabama!!


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