Auburn Vet Etheridge Rips 17-Year-Old Kouandjio

Saturday on Twitter a prominent member of the Auburn Football Family provided us his unfiltered reaction to football recruit Cyrus Kouandjio joining his brother Arie Kouandjio at the University of Alabama.

Zac Etheridge Tweets About Cyrus Kouandjio

From his official Twitter account, Zac Etheridge, a starting defensive back for the 2010 Auburn football team and longtime mainstay for the Tigers, Tweeted this entry: Read more…

Kouandjio Faxes Letter Of Intent To Crimson Tide

After announcing Wednesday he would be attending Auburn, Cyrus Kouandjio changed his mind today and has made it official:

Cyrus Kouandjio faxes letter of intent to Alabama

He will join his brother Arie as a football player at the University of Alabama.

Kouandjio made the announcement on his personal Facebook account while Kristen Kenney of Scout.com reported Saturday, “After spending the weekend discussing his decision with family, Kouandjio faxed over his letter of intent to Alabama earlier today.

Tommy Deas of the TUSCALOOSA NEWS also reported on Twitter: “Cyrus Kouandjio’s father confirms to Tidesports.com that he has signed with Alabama.

In a message announcing his intentions to spurn Auburn for Alabama, Kouandjio posted this note to his Facebook account Saturday: Read more…

Pat Dye’s Daughter Spotted On Recruit’s Facebook

Friday James Wagner of the WASHINGTON POST reported that prized high school football recruit Cyrus Kouandjio will decide between Auburn and Alabama on Monday.

Pat Dye's Daughter Sends Waffling Recruit Facebook Message

(Dye’s daughter tries to convince Kouandjio to attend Auburn)

Kouandjio to the Post:

“I’m going to go through the weekend, sit down and talk to everybody. You know, see their opinions on things.”

“It’s so clutch right now, it’s really down to me. Everybody just be pointing their finger down to me. I can’t go to anybody and be like, ‘Hey, can you tell me differently where I should go?’ Everybody just backed off, got their foot out and said, ‘Cyrus, you’re on your own.’”

Actually not everyone has backed off.

Pat Dye's Daughter Sends Waffling Recruit Facebook Message

The daughter of former Auburn head football coach Pat Dye, Missy Dye McDonald, posted a message on Kouandjio’s personal Facebook page today that read: Read more…

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. Read more…

NCAA-Tainted “Girl” Cast In AU Recruiting Gasp?

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.

Natalie Nunn appears in Auburn on biggest recruiting weekend of the year

(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.”

Finebaum: “REALLY?”

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.

Natalie Nunn appears in Auburn on biggest recruiting weekend of the year

(Auburn has a nightclub? Yea, me neither)

Speaking of big weekends in Auburn, have you heard about the female reality show star who just happens to be parachuting into town at exactly the same time? Read more…