Tag:Alex Kozan
Posted on: February 27, 2012 7:02 pm
 

Kozan finally signs with Auburn

Posted by Bryan Fischer

No, the class of 2012 wasn't over.

26 days after Signing Day, Castle Rock (Colo.) offensive lineman Alex Kozan put one of the finishing touches on the class by signing with Auburn, the school confirmed in a release.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder had narrowed it down to finalists Auburn, Iowa and Michigan before finally faxing in his Letter of Intent on Monday to the Tigers.

Kozan's commitment caps a very good class of 2012 at the offensive line position for Auburn, having also signed Avery Young, Shane Callahan, Patrick MIller, Jordan Diamond, Robert Leff and Will Adams. Kozan becomes the 22nd commit overall and participated in the inaugural Semper Fi Bowl ealier this year.

"A super technician who never forgets an assignment," analyst Tom Lemming said of Kozan. "A strong and quick LT, he can bend his knees and move his feet. Rarely caught out of position, he shows the ability to slide and cut off edge rushers, can redirect quickly, and is the leader of an exceptionally good offense and led his team to a state title in 2010. Has what it takes to play LT or OG in college."
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:28 am
 

2/10 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Talented athlete Stefon Diggs is expected to commit to Maryland later today.

 Auburn is waiting on the decisions of Diggs and Alex Kozan.

 James Franklin clarified his words about decommits he made to Vanderbilt supporters.

 North Carolina started 2013 recruiting with package deal.

 A strong finish in 2012 would help Arkansas close on big name recruits.

 The country's top tight end, Adam Breneman, is impressed with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien.

 A record crowd turned up to hear Gary Pinkel talk about Missouri's 2012 recruiting haul.

 Meet UCLA's 2012 recruiting class.

 Michigan State is interested in some linemen who are already picking up offers.
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:56 am
 

2/8 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Running back Derrick Green has 17 offers and is planning on visiting Arkansas.

 A look at the recruiting territories for the Illinois coaching staff.

 Vanderbilt doubled its football recruiting budget.

 Having two former Wisconsin players on staff could help in recruiting.

 Michigan picked up players in 2012 and 2013. The Wolverines are still in the running for Alex Kozan too.


Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:05 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 3:05 pm
 

OL Alex Kozan a no-show at signing ceremony

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Iowa, Michigan and Auburn are the three schools waiting on a decision from offensive lineman Alex Kozan, and it's starting to look like they'll all have to wait a bit longer.

Kozan, who had verbally committed to Iowa, was reportedly a no-show at the signing day ceremony being held at his high school, Valor Christian Academy, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Kozan played both offensive and defensive line in high school, but is projected as an offensive lineman on the college level. He measures at 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds.

Given that he did not show up to the ceremony or send in a letter of intent, you'd have to think this is a bad sign for Iowa, but this is National Signing Day. So nothing is official until that letter of intent comes in with a signature.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:10 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 10:13 am
 

Auburn signs top 100 WR Williams, OL Adams

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Still stinging from Jordan Moore's decision to head to TCU Tuesday nightAuburn rebounded in a big way by signing a pair of teammates from the Peach State.

Wide receiver JaQuay Williams and offensive lineman Will Adams both announced they would sign with the Tigers at their Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga. The headliner of the pair is undoubtedly the four-star Williams, the nation's No. 53 overall prospect according to the Maxpreps top 100 and the No. 4 receiver in the class.

The 6'4", 201-pound Williams had been committed to Auburn since early 2011 but had taken a recent visit to Georgia and was considering a late flip to the Bulldogs.

Adams, meanwhile, had been a longtime Georgia Tech commitment before the Tigers stepped in with a late offer. A 6'5", 280-pound lineman that could play multiple positions on the line, Adams' decision will help ease Auburn's pain on (reportedly) losing out on guard Alex Kozan

After starting the day with the fewest number of commitments in the SEC, the additions of Adams and Phenix City (Ala.) quarterback Jonathan Wallace bring the Tigers to 17 signees. Auburn currently ranks 21st in the CBS Sports National signing Day Top 25.

For updates throughout the day on Auburn's new class, follow our CBSSports Auburn RapidReports. 

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's NSD Central.
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:40 am
Edited on: June 29, 2011 10:20 am
 

6/29 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- Running back Greg Garmon has overcome obstacles to become both a cancer survivor and a Top 100 recruit.

One of the top quarterbacks in Georgia, Greyson Lambert, will visit South Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Florida State in July.

 Big offensive line recruit Vadal Alexander will visit Geogia but says his leaders are Alabama, LSU and Auburn.

 Offensive lineman Alex Kozan took in the sights and sounds of Arkansas yesterday.

Nebraska is making itself at home in the state of Ohio.

 Notre Dame offered quarterback Jalin Marshall.

 The Orlando Sentinel says Florida State's recruiting class narrowly edges out Florida.

 Running back David Smith could follow his friend Maurice Fleming Jr. to Illinois.


Commitments:

 Al Golden and Miami picked up two players in the 2012 class in linebacker Reggie Northrup and tight end Brandon Holifield.

 Wide receiver Lamarlin Wiggins has pledged to attend USF.

 It was a good day for Washington, which picked up commitments from safety Taylor Lagace, defensive end Kalei Auelua and defensive back Bryan Harper.

 Texas added kicker Nick Jordan to their upcoming class.

 Running back Joe Riddle pulled the trigger on a commitment to Maryland.
Posted on: April 8, 2011 9:33 am
 

4/8 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's Friday and we're one step closer to the weekend. On tap for this weekend? Taking a good look at the top talent in Texas at the TCU Elite 11 and Nike Camp.

- Oklahoma is looking to land a terrific duo in Dorial Green-Beckham and Gunner Kiel.

- One of the most talented areas in the country, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and a list of the top 75 football players.

- Iowa and Purdue have offered linebacker Joe Bolden.

- Offensive lineman Adam Pankey will visit Ohio State this weekend.

- Offensive linemen Alex Kozan and Ronnie Stanley talked about recruiting on the radio.

- Good Q&A with USC quarterback Matt Barkley about when he was a recruit.


Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:51 am
 

3/2 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The major story making the airwaves is this CBS News/Sports Illustrated report on college football players and recruits and crime. Well worth the time to read and you can find more on the Eye on College Football Blog throughout the day.

- Missouri has sent out an offer to offensive tackle Simon Goines.

- Arizona State added two junior college wide receivers to their class of 2011.

- A recap of all the recruiting news in Kentucky that went on this past weekend. Some recruiting notes from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

- Alabama and Penn State are the latest to offer tight end Kent Taylor.

- Colorado, Arizona State and Kansas State are the latest to offer offensive tackle Alex Kozan

- Michigan is going after offensive linemen in the class of 2011.
 
 
 
 
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