Friday afternoon longtime ESPN college football recruiting expert Tom Luginbill appeared on the Paul Finebaum Show to make predictions about where he thought some of the top college football recruits in the nation would be inking letters of intent on national signing day Wednesday.
(As signing day nears, Auburn import biz suddenly brisk)
One of the prized recruits discussed was the top offensive lineman prospect in the country, Cyrus Kouandjio. Last month Kouandjio reportedly had USC, New Mexico, Iowa, Miami and Alabama as his top five choices. (Brother Arie Kouandjio is an offensive lineman with the Crimson Tide.) Recently, Miami was replaced on that list by Auburn.
So on Finebaum’s show today, what school did Luginbill predict Cyrus Kouandjio will attend? Luginbill:
Luginbill: “I think Cyrus Kouandjio is going to surprise the world and … sign with Auburn.”
Luginbill: “That would be a significant surprise for many. You’ve got Auburn, Iowa, Alabama and New Mexico in his top four, obviously his brother is a freshman at Alabama … but don’t be surprised if that happens.”
Luginbill’s prediction is a bold one, considering a seemingly undecided Kouandjio is taking his official visit to Auburn, which wasn’t scheduled until a couple weeks ago, this weekend.
Joining the five-star offensive lineman prospect in Auburn this weekend for their official Auburn recruiting visits will be four-star offensive lineman Antonio Richardson, four-star defensive end LaMichael Fanning, four-star defensive lineman Gabe Wright and three-star David Reeves.
In other words, besides the Iron Bowl and a possible bowl game, this will be the biggest weekend of 2011 for Auburn football.
(Auburn has a nightclub? Yea, me neither)
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