Tag:Cyrus Kouandjio
Posted on: January 24, 2011 9:55 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2011 9:57 pm

Kouandjio scheduled for Auburn, down to three

Posted by Bryan Fischer

With less than 10 days left until National Signing Day, one of the top linemen in the country is set to wrap up his recruitment. Hyattsville (MD) offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio has scheduled his final official visit this weekend to Auburn, according to the Washington Post.

MaxPreps’ number three overall player and the top offensive tackle on the board, Kouandjio is down to Alabama, Auburn and Iowa. His older brother, Arie, is a freshman lineman at Alabama which makes the consideration of Auburn an intriguing twist to Cyrus’ recruitment.

The 6-foot-7, 300 pound Kouandjio previously considered USC and New Mexico. He joins fellow Washington D.C.-area players Kevin McReynolds and Kevin Hogan in the Team USA vs. The World Game next week.
Category: NCAAF
Posted on: January 22, 2011 1:13 pm

Updated Tom Lemming top 100 list for 2011

Posted by Bryan Fischer

CBS Sports/MaxPreps recruiting analyst Tom Lemming has updated his Top 100 football list for the class of 2011 and there's plenty of changes, including one at the top.

22 players joined the top 100 while there was significant movement among the holdovers. Now a unanimous pick among recruiting services, Rock Hill (SC) defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the number one ranked prospect for the class of 2011.

"(Clowney) is a freak of nature," Lemming told MaxPreps' Mitch Stephens. "He's the best I've seen since Mario Williams. He got better his senior year, while Wilder had some injuries and didn't play as well as his junior season."

Tampa (FL) running back James Wilder, Hyattsville (MD) offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, Wadesboro (NC) linebacker Stephone Anthony and running back Savon Huggins of Jersey City (NJ) rounded out Lemming's top five. Of that group, only Wilder is verbally committed to a school after pledging to go to Florida State in August of last year.

Notre Dame has an impressive eight commitments in top 100, followed by LSU and Alabama with six and Florida State with five. There are 18 uncommitted players in the top 100 and with National Signing Day on February 2nd, it won't be too long before everyone will know where they are going.

Highly regarded defensive back Doran Grant was the biggest mover on Lemming's list, jumping to number 32 after a terrific senior season at St. Vincent-St.Mary's in Akron (OH), the same high school of NBA superstar LeBron James. Grant has verbally committed to Ohio State.
Posted on: January 20, 2011 9:14 am

1/20 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Planned some really great things yesterday for our Signing Day coverage here on the blog and on CBSSports.com. Less than two weeks to go and here's some links to tide you over until then.

- Highly rated offensive tackle Christian Westerman could be primed to switch his commitment from Texas to Auburn after scheduling a surprise announcement for Friday. Combined with the fact that stud offensive tackle (and third-ranked player overall according to Tom Lemming) Cyrus Kouandjio is taking his final offical visit on the Plains, Auburn could be primed for a couple of big pickups. Check out this profile of Kouandjio as well.

- While Texas could lose a recruit, rival Oklahoma has already lost one. Euless (TX) athlete Brandon Carter switched his pledge from the Sooners to TCU.

- Valdosta (GA) teammates Jay Rome and Malcolm Mitchell are set to make their announcements today, albeit in two very different ways.

- Stephon Tuitt has changed his mind - again - and is now recommitted to Notre Dame after a day of being committed to Georgia Tech. Don't you just love recruiting?

- West Virginia picked up a commitment from offensive lineman Russell Haughton-James. He is the 22nd committment in the final class of the Bill Stewart-era.
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