February 2, 2011 by staff
Cyrus Kouandjio, Cyrus Kouandjio finally taking his college decision on Wednesday. Sitting alongside several of his teammates, Kouandjio – the best offensive line prospect in America – an audience that ESPNU will play for the BCS national champions Auburn. “I did not sleep last night through this process, Kouandjio said.” It was a lot of thought to achieve this result. “
Kouandjio (6-7, 322, Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha HS) was considered the best school football player in the country is expected to announce his college choice Wednesday. Auburn has not received his papers; he has only committed to signing and could still change their minds.
Number one in the country selected the No. 1 team in the 2010 season and through the marriage of the two, Auburn can move toward a mythical national championship in recruiting well.
Cyrus Kouandjio, Sporting News Top 100 No. 1 overall player, was thought to be Alabama bound, like his brother Arie Kouandjio was already on the list Crimson Tide. But he pulled off the shocker of the national day of signing when he announced live on television that he would sign his letter of intent with Auburn. Until an official visit in late January, it was not Auburn on his short list of schools.
Cyrus Kouandjio (pronounced joe-Kwande), a 6-foot-7, 320 pounds of offensive linemen DeMatha would have reduced his choices to Alabama, Auburn, Iowa, Miami, New Mexico and USC. And no, it’s not a typo. New Mexico, a program and winning only two games over the past two seasons, remains one of his first choices.
The native of West Africa, who moved to the United States at the age of 4 years, said on several sites it is not leaning toward a school, but one would think should be high on Alabama his list because the brother Arie is a rookie offensive lineman for the Crimson Tide.
Cyrus Kouandjio of Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha High School will announce his college choice today that football players across the country begin signing letters of intent with colleges of their choice.
The 6-foot-7, Rivals.com and Scout.com consider 322-pounds Kouandjio the best offensive lineman in the country. Scout lists him as the second best player at any position. Rivals has him # 4.
Literally and figuratively, it would be the biggest signing in the history of Iowa.
Although Kouandjio is a former teammate and good friend of first-year Iowa running back Marcus Coker, the bridge seems to be stacked against the Hawkeyes.
The other two schools are considering Kouandjio teams that have won the last two national championships – Alabama and Auburn. His older brother, Arie, plays for Alabama. He recently visited Auburn the weekend and it is not uncommon for players to sign with the last place they visited. Although Kouandjio insists he is not deterred by the weather in Iowa, he suggested again that he would play in a college where the weather is hot.
Kouandjio did not provide many other tips regarding his recruitment. After his visit to Auburn, he planned to spend a few days considering his future before signing today.
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