If you’re unaware of the saga involving high school recruit Cyrus Kouandjio, here’s your refresher. Kouandjio is considered the top offensive tackle recruit in the country. He announced he was going to play at Auburn on National Signing Day, but he never signed his letter of intent. He’s still uncertain where he will play, and the decision has been so difficult it’s given him a nervous tick.
He’s deciding between Auburn, Alabama, and New Mexico, and it complicates matters is the fact that his brother plays for Bama. It also doesn’t help that two of the schools from which he’s choosing also happen to have the most passionate fanbases possible.
The competitive nature between Bama and Auburn is intense, to say the least. Fans have been raiding Kouandjio’s facebook profile recently, trying to sway him to play for their school. To give you an idea of how much this guy means and how desperate these schools are, the daughter of Alabama coach, Nick Saban, and the daughter of former Auburn coach, Pat Dye, have both written on Kouandjio’s facebook wall recently. Check out these postings from Kristen Saban and Missy Dye McDonald courtesy of SI college football writer, Andy Staples: