Father: AU Decision Gave Kouandjio Nervous Tick

A mere five days ago I reported on what seemed to be a confident, self-assured Cyrus Kouandjio as he took his official visit to Auburn less than five days before signing day.

Cyrus Kouandjio

But when it came time to commit to the Auburn Family® Kouandjio, as noted by his father in an interview Wednesday, was so stressed that he had been suffering periodic, involuntary nervous twitches.


After Cyrus’ less-than-enthusiastic commitment to Auburn, Jean-Claude Kouandjio talked to Kristen Kenney of FOX Sports’ Scout.com about what the decision-making process had done to his son:

“If you see the button on his lips, it’s a form of stress. He’s been going through that for three days. It was a very heavy decision.”

For a program that touts its family atmosphere, ironic that Kouandjio’s consideration of his own family seems to be at the root of his indecision. (His father told Kenney today that he would prefer Cyrus join brother Arie at the University of Alabama.)

Of his commitment to Auburn, Cyrus reiterated to Kenney during the interview that “there’s doubt in my mind.”

For the full interview, visit FOX Sports’ Scout.com website.

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