Offensive line recruit Cyrus Kouandjio has gone through a stressful recruiting period. The 6’7″ behemoth from DeMatha Catholic in Maryland was widely thought to be leaning towards committing to Alabama, but he surprised many people when he announced he would be attending Auburn on National Signing Day. Kouandjio was clearly having second thoughts because he never signed his letter of intent, leaving Auburn hanging. At that point it was believed he was still considering Alabama and New Mexico, prompting notable figures to try and sway his decision through facebook.
Three days after making his Auburn announcement on TV, Kouandjio changed his commitment. Cyrus’ brother, Arie Kouandjio, an offensive lineman at Alabama, was hyping up the release of Cyrus’ decision on twitter Saturday afternoon as if it were the second coming of LeBron’s decision. At the appropriate time, he finally wrote:
And just like that, we were reminded of the age in which we leave: decisions announced in LeBron form, released through social media outlets, after being appropriately promoted. Thank goodness the process is finally over. Now the tough part really begins — playing in the SEC for a national title contender. And Cyrus thought he had it hard in high school? Whoo boy.