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JOX just reported on Cyrus....

  • Do not knock Cyrus if he does not sign with Auburn. He stated where he wanted to go and it seems that has not gone over very well with many people. He may be confused and was not 100% sure he wanted to go. As I watched many of the televised committments today, I saw the recruit sign papers and then a parent (usually the Mother) sign the paper. Did anyone see either Cyrus or a parent sign? I am not sure that I did. If he signs with Auburn great. If he signs with another school the Best Wishes to him.

    Remember these are mainly 18 year olds. I sure was not sure what I wanted at 18. Did each of you? Parents are a great influence and should have a say. At the same time they should understand why their 18 year old wants to go to a certain school. I do not know why anyone picks a particular school. But I do know we should not call them names and make nasty comments about them. Yes I do not care for Alabama fans as a rule. But I think we all should be civil.

    I rarely post. But you should not stoop to low levels just because someone else does. What if this your brother or son?

    This post was edited by lesliewaynes 3 years ago

  • lesliewaynes said... (original post)

    Do not knock Cyrus if he does not sign with Auburn. He stated where he wanted to go and it seems that has not gone over very well with many people. He may be confused and was not 100% sure he wanted to go. As I watched many of the televised committments today, I saw the recruit sign papers and then a parent (usually the Mother) sign the paper. Did anyone see either Cyrus or a parent sign? I am not sure that I did. If he signs with Auburn great. If he signs with another school the Best Wishes to him.

    Remember these are mainly 18 year olds. I sure was not sure what I wanted at 18. Did each of you? Parents are a great influence and should have a say. At the same time they should understand why their 18 year old wants to go to a certain school. I do not know why anyone picks a particular school. But I do know we should not call them names and make nasty comments about them. Yes I do not care for Alabama fans as a rule. But I think we all should be civil.

    I rarely post. But you should not stoop to low levels just because someone else does. What if this your man was your brother or son?

    +1

  • you guys need to calm down. we could definitely put his skills to use on the field and make him part of the family, but if he isn't sure, just give him time.

    He's from MD, right? All he really knows about auburn and alabama is that the two schools combine to form, to quote herbstriet, the center of the college football universe. he wants to be the center of that center so he can, presumably, make a nice rewarding transition to the NFL.

    when he announced he would sign with auburn, the boards and pundits and media fartheads went all apeshit. now, we all know the media has a hard on for u of alabama and seems to hate us for whatever reason, but he doesn't. Everyone was so shocked that he signed with the NATIONAL CHAMPS. Why would he do such a thing? They suck without Scam. etc. And I think that made him question his decision. He might be 6'7", but it's hard at 18 to stand against that sort of pressure.

    Anyway, that's my 2 cents. The following is from someone else:

    February 2, 2011
    Kouandjio not signed with Auburn
    Dave Lomonico
    MDHigh.com

    Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio, who
    verbally committed to the University of Auburn on National Signing
    Day, did not send in his National Letter of Intent to the Tigers,
    according to DeMatha coach Bill McGregor.

    Cyrus Kouandjio never faxed in his Letter of Intent

    "I'm getting phone calls from Auburn saying he never faxed anything
    back, so I'm on the phone asking him, 'Well, why didn't you fax
    anything?'" McGregor said. "All I know is he is not 100 percent sure
    of his decision and he wants more time. He has not faxed his Letter of
    Intent."

    Kouandjio admitted to being somewhat unsure of his decision after he
    committed. The 6-foot-7, 322-pound Rivals 100 recruit told reporters
    that he was still thinking about Alabama, where his brother, Arie
    Kouandio, signed just last year.

    "I would love to play right beside my brother," Kouandjio said after
    he committed. "Honestly, I'm still thinking about it."

    Afterwards, Kouandjio went out to eat at IHOP with his teammates.
    Apparently he did not send in his letter to Auburn beforehand.

    "[Cyrus] finally called me back and said he's going to talk it over
    tonight, call me later and let me know something," McGregor said. "I
    told him, 'You're the one that has to be happy. You're not making the
    decision for me … for mom, for dad, for anyone -- it's your decision.
    And whatever you decide, I'm behind you 100 percent.'"

    Kouandjio's choice to commit to Auburn shocked numerous recruiting
    pundits, who figured Kouandjio anted to play with his brother at
    Alabama. On top of that, Alabama had been recruiting him for over two
    years, while Auburn was a relatively new suitor that seemed to emerge
    only after becoming a national power.

    "You've got apples and you've got oranges. Alabama won the national
    championship a year ago and Auburn just won it," McGregor said. "I
    mean, pick a fruit. Both are good schools. My only request to Cyrus is
    that he tell [Auburn coach] Gene Chizik what's going on. Be straight
    with him."

    Kouandjio is the No. 4 prospect in the country and the top recruit in
    Maryland, according to Rivals.com

  • From the words written above I have to say I like his High School coach.

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